Dog Health care and training information for a new puppy dog owner

Dog Care - Vaccination Schedule
Courtesy: Indian Immunologicals Ltd

Make it a point to visit your nearest friendly veterinarian once in a month or so. This is just to get your pet accustomed to its handling and to have a regular checkup. A good veterinary care, proper feeding and management would reduce most of the pups'ailments. The following schedule may help your pup.

Weeks What to do
3 weeks Deworming the pup for round worms and hook worms
4 weeks Vaccination against Parvovirus and Distemper if bitch is not vaccinated.
5 weeks Booster Vaccination against Parvovirvs and Distemper.
6 weeks Vaccination against Parvovirus and Distemper if bitch is vaccinated.
7 to 8 weeks Booster Vaccination against Parvovirus and Distemper
8 to 9 weeks Parvo, Adeno, Leptospirosis, Coronavirus, Parainfluenza, Bordetella
8 to 12 weeks Deworming and Antirabies Vaccination
15 to 16 weeks Booster vaccination for Rabies, followed by yearly boosters.
Regular deworming every 3 to 4 months, thereafter.

Vaccination Schedule

Disease Description Vaccination
Canine Distemper A usually fatal viral disease that causes respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous system problems. Every 3 weeks until 12-14 weeks (6,9,12 weeks or 8, 11, 14 weeks), followed by an annual booster
Canine Hepatitis A viral disease of the liver. Included with distemper vaccine
Parainfluenza A virus that is part of the group of viruses and bacteria known to cause kennel cough, the canine equivalent of our cold. As above
Viral Diarrhoea
Canine Parvo virus
Canine Corona virus
A dangerous and sometimes deadly (especially in puppies} intestinal disease As above, but some vets vaccinate for Parvo until 5 months of age against corona at 8-9 weeks of age.
Leptospirosis A bacterial disease that affects the liver and kidneys. As above, but many veterinarians do not include until 9 weeks of age
Rabies A deadly viral disease of the nervous system that affects alt mammals, including humans. May be difficult to detect. First vaccine at 3 months, booster 9-1 2 months later and then every 1-3 years, depending on vaccine.
Kennel cough A group of viruses such as CAV2, CAV 1, Parainfluenza and bacteria such as Bordetella bronchiseptica are known to cause kennel cough First at 8-9 weeks and booster after 4 weeks and annual vaccination


Courtesy:Indian Immunologicals
Dog health care information for new pet owners

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