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Vaccination Guide For Dog

Vaccination Guide For Dog

Vaccination Guide For Dog

“With pet at house comes happiness and responsibilities as well”

When you bring home a dog, it brings lot of positivity and happiness home but with all this comes a lot of responsibilities. Responsibilities means they are literally going to depend on you for every little thing. You have to take a special care of there needs. There needs include feeding them with nutritious food, giving them attention, providing them with soft and safe toys, getting them socialize soon, provide them with a comfortable home and a proper veterinary care.

It’s really very important to give special care on health and hygiene of your pet. So the very first and the most important step is to get them vaccinated on time. Because vaccination helps you shield up your pet from all the odds and dangers. It even improves his immune system.

There are few dogs who don’t need all the vaccines. Wherever you are the risk factor of a dog completely depends on your dog’s individual body.

Vaccination Schedule


Vaccine ( suggested )

In ( 6 to 8 ) weeks

Distemper , measles , parainfluenza ( Bordetella , coronavirus )

In ( 10 to 12 ) weeks

DHPP ( Leptospirosis , Bordetella , Lyme disease )

In ( 12 to 14 ) weeks

Rabies ( none )

In ( 14 to 16 ) weeks

DHPP (coronavirus , Lyme disease , Leptospirosis )

In ( 12 to 16 ) months

Rabies , DHPP ( Coronavirus , Lyme disease , Leptospirosis , Bordetella )

Every ( 1 – 2 ) years

DHPP (Coronavirus , Lyme disease , Leptospirosis , Bordetella )

Every ( 1- 3 ) years

Rabies ( none )


Vaccine’s Cost 

The cost of vaccines can vary with the area you are living in or the area in which you are bringing up your pet as in most of the cases if you are living in an urban area then of course it is going to be costly but if you are living in rural areas it is going to be less expensive.

Effects of Vaccines

The proper vaccination to your pet will help you fight there tomorrow . It is rightly said “if you want him secured tomorrow treat him right today”. Similarly to make your pet secured and away from diseases you should treat them right with the right vaccines, so that you increase there immunity. Vaccinations make there immunity system strong which help them live a healthy life (there power to fight with the diseases increases if they get proper vaccination). 

Vaccines have a chemical named as “antigens” in them which at times can be confused as being a reason for disease in your pet but don’t go with that stereotype thinking because they just look as being a reason for diseases but they are not at all disease causing organism.

Now We Will Study About The Type of Vaccination

  • Core Vaccines
  • Non-Core Vaccines
  • Not Recommended

Core Vaccination

The core vaccines are very important. They include vaccines like Canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies. The vaccines mentioned above (almost) are considered to be the most important and are called as core vaccines (this was given by task force).

It is the most important vaccination process and all the vaccination under the category of core vaccinations are the must give vaccination. Other vaccinations come up as being a choice for your pet but the list of vaccines under this category is the only reason which can help your pet live a long and healthy life and for your pet’s security you must get your pet through this whole process.

Non-Core Vaccination

Depending on the need of your pet you get them vaccinated with non-core vaccines. These vaccines are given on the basis of risk your dog is facing (risk here means with the diseases or the pain they are going through). These non-core vaccines include all the other vaccines like the vaccines against Bordetella Bronchiseptica, Borehia burgdorferi and Leptospira bacteria .

Core Vaccination

Non-Core Vaccination














**There are several of non-core vaccines . They are known to be bacterial vaccines.

Ingredients in Vaccinations

There are two most important ingredients of vaccines are gentamicin and thimerosal.


There is a mercury based additive which is used as a preservative. Mercury is known to be the most toxic element but still they are known to be the most important part in vaccinations. It is still one of the most important part of veterinary vaccines in this era.


They are antibiotics. They work against almost all the bacterial infection.

How Selection Helps You In Providing Right Vaccination

There are two most important things you should keep in mind if you are planning to buy an dog.

First and the most important thing is to approach a reputed breeder because if you are not doing that remember you are on the verge of getting trapped and will be fooled out with a dog of different breed. No doubt, that there are many beautiful dogs which will give you an illusion of being a dog but as we know looks is not all what is needed in a pet. So choose your breeder wisely and smartly. Try not getting fooled up from the fake breeders. Last but not the least choose the breeder with your area of interest.

Second thing I believe comes as being an important point of concern is the quality of pedigree and remember only a reputed or a good breeder will only know what is pedigree. Actually quality pedigree means what kind of parents, grandparents and ancestor that particular pet had, because through that only you will understand the abilities, temperament and health of that pet, as almost the same traits are passed as hereditary. Basically track record of a quality pup is very important.

Now what mostly happens is that at times we confuse the two important terms PEDIGREE & PUPPY’S REGISTRATION but they are too different. Through pedigree a reputed breeder can tell you what qualities the pet must have inherited but through registration papers you identify who are the parents and ancestors of the pup but they will not tell you about the qualities. Once you know the parents or ancestors well then you can understand well that which diseases may be passed on to your pet and if you know the disease well then it won’t be a big deal for you to give them proper vaccination and take all the possible precautions you can to save them from that disease because there are inherited diseases possibility.

Controversy For The Vaccination

Vaccinations have always been a topic of controversy. Some claim out that the vaccines are not fit for dog and few claim up that dogs are not fit without vaccines. Few blame vaccination to be the reason of dog’s short life and few say that the vaccines are the reason to be the long term life of dog. 

Its right to say that your dog doesn’t need all the vaccines but core vaccines are the important one. But there is a conflict in this core vaccines also. The 2010 vaccination guidelines published by WSAVA (world small animal veterinary association) said that the vaccines under core vaccines should be even lower up. They support out the development and use out the simple in practice tests for determination of seroconversion (antibody).


The Reactions of Vaccination Can Be On

  • Aging
  • Size
  • Breed Development
  • Health

Side - Effects

  • Fever
  • Sluggishness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Face swelling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain , swelling , redness , hair loss around the place where injection is given
  • Lameness
  • Collapse
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Seizures
  • Lameness