Vaccination of adult dogs
Our pets are surrounded by a huge number of dangerous viruses. Some of them are fatal. A vivid example is rabies. It is a deadly disease that foxes, rodents, cats and dogs suffer. And if a city dog most likely will not meet with an infected fox, then getting a bite from an infected relative is easier than ever. Good nutrition and good health will not protect against rabies and many other dangerous viruses. The only defense is annual vaccination.
Timely vaccination is the protection not only of the dog, but also of the owner, as well as of all those around him. Infected pets themselves become carriers. They transmit the virus along the chain further: to people and other animals with which they are in contact. Therefore, when asked if the dog needs vaccination, experts unequivocally answer in the affirmative. This is a mandatory procedure that is not just possible, but necessary to perform. Absolutely every dog and strictly on schedule.
Without a veterinary passport with current vaccinations, you will not be able to transport your pet abroad. Vaccination of dogs is mandatory at the international level.
Vaccination of dogs
What is vaccination?
When a dog is vaccinated, a virus is injected into the dog’s body. It is called an antigen. This virus is killed or weakened, so the immune system can suppress it. In response to the vaccine, immunity begins to produce antibodies that destroy the virus and “memorize” it. After the procedure, antibodies continue to circulate in the blood for several months. On average, about a year, which is why re-vaccination is held every year to maintain protection. If a “real” virus enters the body during this period, the body will meet it with ready-made antibodies and will fight back.
Unfortunately, vaccination does not guarantee 100% protection against the virus, but it minimizes the risk of infection. In the event of an infection, a vaccinated dog will take the disease much easier, with minimal health risks.
What vaccinations do dogs need?
Adult dogs are vaccinated against the most dangerous and common diseases that can be transmitted from carriers. Among them are: rabies, leptospirosis, carnivorous plague, infectious cough, parvovirus enteritis, parainfluenza, respiratory tract adenovirus, adenoviral hepatitis. From a part of viruses, animals are vaccinated in a complex, with a single vaccine.
Dog vaccination scheme
An accurate schedule of dog vaccinations will be reported by a veterinary specialist. It is important to strictly observe the scheme and properly prepare the dog for vaccination.
An exemplary vaccination scheme for puppies and adult dogs is as follows:
Dog vaccination scheme
Do not forget that vaccination of dogs is an annual procedure. Take care of your pets, and their good health will be your reward!