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Keeping Your Dog Healthy

Many people believe when they purchase a dog all it needs is food and water and vaccinations really aren’t that important. Almost all pets need vaccinations that are crucial to their wellbeing. The price of keeping pets healthy are quite high which is one reason why most owners refuse to get their pets vaccinated, but the cost for vaccinations are nowhere near as expensive as the cost of treatment it takes to get a sick pet well again
There are five vaccinations dogs need every year, Rabies, DAPP, Lyme, Bordetella, and Lepto. “During Vaccination, modified bacteria, a parasite or virus is administered to your pet by injection or intra-nasally (though the nose). “The vaccination triggers an immune response within your pet’s body to protect against a specific disease.” According to The American Veterinary Medical Association, these vaccinations are usually “scheduled approximately three to four weeks apart, with the final vaccination series being administered when they are 12 to 16 weeks old.”
On the “Dog Time” website, it discusses how “some pet owners worry that vaccinating their dogs will carry health risks as well. While any medical procedure, including vaccinations, do carry some degree of risk, the risk is generally much greater if you do not have your dog vaccinated at all. It is healthier on your pet and cheaper on you, to prevent, rather than to treat
All these vaccinations are given by injection other than the Bordetella vaccination. The Rabies vaccination protects your dog from contracting the deadly rabies virus. Rabies is a “contagious viral disease of dogs and other mammals that causes madness and convulsions, transmitted through the saliva and is very fatal.” Rabies can “incubate” for up to 2 to 8 weeks before the a...

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