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What Vaccines Does Your Dog Need?

Be sure your dog gets the proper vaccines.

Every dog needs these vaccines:

ADENOVIRUS

What it is:
An infectious hepatitis. Widespread vaccinations has made this disease extremely uncommon.

What it does: Causes abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea, enlarge liver, enlarged lymph nodes, hemorrhage, and inflammation of the eyes. These signs are more commonly seen in unvaccinated dogs less than 1 year old.

Vaccination: Initial puppy vaccination series, booster one year later, then every three years thereafter.

DISTEMPER

What it is: Contagious viral disease. It can be difficult to treat and is often fatal.

What it does: Causes fever, decreased appetite, lethargy, nasal discharge, eye discharge, coughing, pneumonia, and, in severe cases, nervous e-system disorders, including encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), convulsive seizures, frothing at the mouth, paralysis, tremors, and rhythmic muscle contractions.

Vaccination: Initial puppy vaccination series; booster one year later, then every three months thereafter.

PARVOVIRUS

What it is:
Viral disease. Any dog can acquire parvovirus infection, but Rottweilers and Doberman Pinschers are especially prone. Treatment is intensive, and many dogs ultimately succumb to the disease.

What it does:  Causes severe vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and dehydration.

Vaccination: Initial puppy vaccination series; booster one year later, then every three year thereafter.

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