Dog Health: Vaccination

Dog | Vaccination

An Introduction to Vaccination

Dr Erin Coomer - Veterinarian

July 2013

Your Veterinarian will recommend an appropriate regular vaccination schedule for your puppy or adult dog. Described in treatments are the most common options for dogs and puppies in Australia and New Zealand.


Causes of Vaccination

Your puppy will require a series of vaccinations to give protection against Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepititis and Kennel Cough.

Until the completion of this programme, the puppy may still be susceptible and can contract these diseases, so do not run undue risks by allowing him contact with unvaccinated dogs. (RSPCA)

Described in treatments are the most common...
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Symptoms of Vaccination

Your puppy will require a series of vaccinations to give protection against Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepititis and Kennel Cough.

Until the completion of this programme, the puppy may still be susceptible and can contract these diseases, so do not run undue risks by allowing him contact with unvaccinated dogs.(RSPCA)

Described in treatments are the most common options...
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Treatment of Vaccination

Vaccines are normally administered as an injection subcutaneously (under the skin). 

The kennel cough vaccine can be administered without a needle, down the nostrils.

Your Veterinarian will be very experienced at giving injections, and your dog will likely not experience too much discomfort during the injection. However all dogs, like people, are different.  Your...
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