What you need to know about your Dog’s Vaccines

We’re in 2020 and we know now, better than ever before, that the key to a healthy furry friend is PREVENTION.

The best, cheapest, and most effective way to help your dog stay healthy is by vaccinating.

Viral diseases that can now be prevented using vaccines, don’t have a treatment, and us, as vets, can only help your cat get through such a difficult time with supportive treatment. But keep in mind that some of the diseases can be fatal for your furry friend.

It is 2020 and we do know better now, but unfortunately, we still see way too many cases of unvaccinated dogs that become ill due to parvovirus.

It is advisable for all puppies to have an initial course of vaccination – that means at least two injections for a pup. You’ll have to ask your veterinarian about the right initial course for your little friend as this course depends on several factors such as the age of the puppy, the area where you are located, the prevalence of diseases there, and the laws in your country.

The initial course of vaccination should be followed by an annual booster vaccine – here again, the best person to get advice from is your veterinarian, because the booster vaccine depends on another series of factors.

Vaccine producers offer combination vaccines and that means that with only one shot, your pup can be protected against many diseases.

Most frequently, your vet will vaccinate your pup against the following:



It causes diarrhea and vomiting, leading to dehydration and can be fatal. It is highly contagious.



A virus that can cause a large number of symptoms including vomiting, respiratory, and neurological signs. It can be fatal.


Infectious canine hepatitis

This is an example that this kind of disease can become rare if we vaccinate. It can be fatal and it affects the liver and the kidneys.



This type of bacteria cand cause liver and kidney failure.



This is a virus that is a component of kennel cough.

It’s never late to start a vaccination course for your dog. It is though, mandatory for him to be healthy at the beginning of this course and during the time necessary for the course to be completed.

Every time you have a question about vaccines, the best to ask is your veterinarian.