A Small Guide to Puppy Vaccinations

Did you ever have the feeling that puppies are the most wonderful creatures in the world. Well! I do. So much so that I can’t stop collecting pictures of them whenever I encounter one. But, along with being adorable, they are vulnerable too. And that is why, just like human babies, puppies also need to have vaccination.

A puppy is given first vaccination at the age of 6 weeks. These vaccines are helpful to boost the immune system of the puppies. When a puppy is not vaccinated thoroughly, they become prone to various diseases. The un-vaccinated puppies can also be affected by the Parvo diseases. Parvo disease is one of the most viral and contagious diseases that badly affects the gastrointestinal and cardiac tracts of the puppies. The disease is also known to be one of the primary causes of the early death of the puppies.

When puppies reach the age of 3 months, they are given heartworm preventive vaccines. This vaccine is given to treat heartworms and intestinal worms. Between 6 to 14 weeks of age, ticks and flea preventive vaccines are given. Most of these preventive vaccines are given in monthly intervals.

For the prevention of hepatitis and leptospirosis, you need to give them booster vaccines. The components of this vaccine boost the level of antibodies inside the body of the puppy. It is the antibodies that fight against the infection in puppy’s body. These antibodies get transferred to the puppy’s body if they feed on their mother’s first milk.

Another most common puppy vaccine is the anti-rabies. It is given to the puppies when they reach six months. To make sure the puppy is completely protected from rabies, you need to give them the vaccine on time. Since the composition of one puppy’s body differ from the other, the vaccination technique also may vary.

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