Once a puppy comes home for the first time, it is important to think about protecting it against the most important diseases that it could contract through contagion.
Vaccines for puppies are a preventive treatment of diseases to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria, and to be able to produce defense antibodies against them.
The goal is to generate some immune memory in your puppy’s body to stop the development of diseases that could endanger his life.
You should know that puppies receive their first immunity from their mothers thanks to the antibodies contained at the beginning of lactation in breast milk. These antibodies are transmitted during the first 24 hours of life when suckling and then disappear, so the puppy will not be properly protected if vaccination is not started on time.
The vaccination schedule for puppies may vary slightly depending on your vet’s advice, the country you live in, and your dog’s breed. Here we tell you what the vaccination plan for puppies would be like:
- At 45 days of life: First dose of the Parvovirus vaccine.
- At 9 weeks of age: Second vaccine, which will be for protection against canine distemper, Adenovirus type 2, infectious Hepatitis C and Leptospirosis. And second dose of the Parvovirus vaccine. The Coronavirus vaccine is optional.
- At 12 weeks of age: One dose of the previous vaccine and the third Parvovirus vaccine are repeated.
- From 4 months of age: Rabies Vaccine.
- Repeat the pentavalent vaccine (Parvovirus / Distemper / Hepatitis / Parainfluenza / Leptospirosis) and Rabies annually.
- Later, and optionally, we can protect them against Parainfluenza, kennel cough, Lyme disease, Leishmaniosis and Coronavirus.
Important: a puppy that has just arrived home should remain under observation for at least a week, before thinking about vaccinating it, we must evaluate it in this period of greatest stress when changing environment, since a puppy that presents suspicion of a disease process is not candidate for a vaccination, doing so could further immunosuppress him and be counterproductive to his health.
Once the vaccination plan has finished, your dog should be internally dewormed periodically every 3-4 months and before each revaccination. Remember that in times of cold and vaccination you can help your immune system with vitamins to prevent your defenses from lowering. In addition, you should always go to the veterinarian to tell you what vaccines you should administer and with what frequency.
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