The most important vaccines for your dog

There are two main types of vaccines; core and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines are recommended for every dog. The vaccines are administered when your dog is still young. The core vaccines protect your dog against viral diseases such as parvovirus, Rabies, Canine Hepatitis, and Distemper.

As for non-core vaccines, most are bacterial vaccines and are given depending on the lifestyle, age and environment that your dog lives around. Noncore vaccines include canine influenza, Bordetella, Adenovirus, Lyme disease, Leptospirosis, and Para influenza. Talk to your vet about these vaccines before you administer any of the non-core vaccines.

All vaccines have a lifetime so talk to your vet about it. Some vaccines need to be administered again while others last for a lifetime depending on the type and the time when it is first administered. Vaccinations in Durham should not be administered more times than required; over vaccination can harm your pet. In some cases, the pet may end up suffering from the disease that the vaccine is supposed to prevent.

As a pet owner, get to know the vaccines, the time they should be administered, the amount, whether you need to re-administer later, and the side effects if any. Your pet’s health is your responsibility so make sure you have hands on information. Talk to your vet about a vaccination chat for your pet so that you can know which vaccines need to be administered at what time.

We care about the health of your pet and our work is to make sure your pet is always in good health. Visit us at our clinic or through the web for more information on pet vaccinations in Durham. Ashfield Veterinary Surgery has been proven to offer quality medical treatment to all kinds of pets. Pay us a visit and you will notice the difference.

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