Dogs give us a lot of love and companionship in exchange for a safe home where they can be and be treated as they deserve. As their caregivers, we have to provide the best for them to lead a dignified and happy life.
One of the things we have to do is take them to the vet to vaccinate them, thus preventing them from getting a serious illness. Therefore, we will explain when should i vaccinate my dog.
Puppies when they are born and until they reach more or less at six weeks are protected thanks to colostrum, which is the first milk they will drink. This natural food contains antibodies that, once they enter the body of the little ones, keep them safe. But nevertheless, After those weeks they are running out of this immunity, and that is when we have to take them to the vet.
Once there they will be given an antiparasitic, usually in the form of a pill, which will eliminate the internal parasites they may have. It is very important that the medication be taken ten to fifteen days before the first vaccine, as otherwise side effects such as vomiting or diarrhea may occur.
In this way, Puppies should receive their first vaccine at about six weeks. Thus, they will be protected against distemper and parvovirosis, two of the most dangerous diseases in young dogs. But in order for them to be more protected, they will also need to receive reinforcements, between 2 and 4 weeks after the first vaccine and again after 1 month.
A vaccination schedule could be this:
- 6 to 8 weeks: parvovirosis and distemper.
- 8 to 10 weeks: polyvalent (parvovirosis, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and leptospirosis).
- 12 to 14 weeks: polyvalent reinforcement.
- 16 to 18 weeks: tracheobronchitis.
- 20 to 24 weeks: rabies.
- Annual: rabies, polyvalent, tracheobronchitis.
Even so, it will be the veterinarian himself who will establish the one he deems most convenient.
Vaccines will help dogs be healthier. It is important that we protect them.