Dog vaccines play a critical role in protecting your dog from many dangerous and even deadly diseases. The state ensures that all dogs are vaccinated for rabies, but there are a number of other vaccines that can protect your dog from serious diseases that can be easily avoided.
Vaccines prepare the dog’s immune system to protect it from the invasion of disease-causing organisms. Vaccines include antigens that mimic disease-causing organisms in the dog’s immune system but do not actually cause disease. The purpose of puppy and dog vaccines is to stimulate the immune system by introducing existing antigens. In this way, if a dog is exposed to the real disease, the immune system will recognize it and will therefore be ready to fight it or at least mitigate its effects.
Dogs can be protected by vaccination, contagious and fatal diseases can be listed as follows:
• YOUTH DISEASE (Distemper)
The respiratory tract of the dog is a highly contagious and fatal disease, usually seen in puppies and young dogs.
• BLOODY DİARRHEA (Parvoviral Enteritis)
It is an infectious and fatal disease that settles in the digestive system of the dogs and especially in the intestines. It is characterized by bloody and smelly diarrhea.
• INFECTIOUS LIVER DISEASE (Hepatitis Contagiosa Canis)
It is an infectious and fatal disease characterized by high fever and fluid accumulation in the abdomen and liver damage.
• SPIROKET’S DISEASE (Leptospirosis)
It’s a dangerous disease that can infect humans.
• ACUTE TOP RESPIRATORY PATIENT (Parainfluenza)
It is an infectious and viral disease that settles in the upper respiratory tract.
• PEDAL DISEASE (Bordetella Bronciaseptika)
It is a highly contagious disease characterized by intense and debilitating cough.
• LYME DISEASE (Borreliosis)
It’s a deadly disease transmitted by ticks. It can also be transmitted to humans.
• CORONAVIRUS INFECTION
It is an infectious viral disease that can be confused with parvoviral enteritis, which is characterized by bloody diarrhea and high fever.
It is a deadly disease that can be transmitted to all mammals, including man, by means of bites and saliva.
It is a fatal disease that can be transmitted by bite wounds or body trauma in dogs.
Dog Vaccination Time Table
• 6-8 weeks: DHPP, Dog Influenza Virus-H3N8, Dog Influenza Virus-H3N2
• 8 weeks: Bordatella, Leptospira, Lyme
• 8-10 weeks: Canine Influenza Virus-H3N8, Canine Influenza Virus-H3N2
• 10-12 weeks: DHPP, Leptospira, Lyme
• 12 weeks or more: Rabies
• 14-16 weeks: DHPP
• One year following the last dose: DHPP, Rabies
• Annual: Bordatella, Leptospira, Lyme, Dog Influenza Virus-H3N8, Dog Influenza Virus-H3N2
• Every 1 or 3 years: Rabies
• Every 3 years: DHPP
Considerations After Vaccination
• Following the routine vaccination in the dog vaccination calendar, fatigue, fever and unwillingness may occur for a period of time.
• Keep your vaccination record in a safe place and follow it regularly.
• Keep in mind that puppies do not come into contact with other dogs or feces without providing their full immunity.
• Note that 100% protection cannot be achieved even when vaccines are completed.
• If you see symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and malaise, you should be examined before starting vaccination.
• You should avoid contacting your friend with unvaccinated dogs.