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Canine Journal: Which Dog Vaccinations Are Necessary?
You might already know about the common vaccines that your dog needs, but there are also some less common immunizations that your veterinarian might recommend, depending on where you live and what tends to be common in your area. This article will walk you through not only the core vaccinations that all dogs should get (such as for rabies and canine distemper) but also the ones for diseases like Lyme disease and canine coronavirus.
Just as you take a baby or small child to the doctor regularly for vaccinations, it is important to take your new puppy for his shots. The American Kennel Club has detailed all of the immunizations that a puppy needs so you can read up on them and know what to look for on his vaccination record. They include information about each of the diseases and how they can negatively affect your pup.
The number of vaccinations that your dog needs can seem like a lot, but the ASPCA has all of the information you need to make sure your pup is up-to-date. There is not only information on what immunizations are needed but also facts about timing and frequency of shots, information about local laws that you will need to follow, and side effects to watch for after your dog gets his shots.
Did you know that while most of the vaccines your dog gets are core vaccines that every dog needs, there are some that are lifestyle vaccines? This article delves into what lifestyle vaccines are and gives you the information to decide whether you need each individual immunization for your pet. Depending on where you live and whether your dog spends time with other dogs, you might need certain vaccines that are not on the list for every dog.