need to be undertaken always by the pet owners
and the dogs need to be vaccinated at the appropriate
time. This helps to improve the resistance of
the animal against some specific diseases causing
frequently problems in dogs. The dogs that are
orphaned due to the death of the mother have lesser
protection in their immune system.
Such animals are to be particularly protected
against various diseases.
is usually started at the age of five to six weeks
and prior to this age, the maternal immunity will
be helping the animal to have natural disease
resistance. It is always better to deworm the
animal before the vaccination and this is given
emphasis many times. Vaccination against the parvo
virus is done at an early age because pups are
often being affected by parvo viral infections.
The booster dose for each vaccine needs to be
given at appropriate time and this helps to build
up the immune status to an appreciable manner.
Vaccination is carried out in many countries against
vaccination against rabies is given more emphasis
always. Even rabies tags are fixed on to the dog
collar of most of the dogs. Rabies vaccine is
given at age of thirteen to fifteenth weeks of
age and is repeated in fifteenth months time.
However, this depends on the type of vaccine used.
Once in three years, this is repeated.
dogs that have not received colostrums or dogs
at high risk areas, give measles virus vaccine
and killed parvovirus vaccine before five weeks
of age itself. Leptospira serovar vaccine is given
at six to eight weeks of age and again at tenth
to twelfth weeks and at thirteenth to sixteenth