March 11, 2022
What Diseases do We Vaccinate Dogs Against?
Puppies and adult dogs are vaccinated against infections and viruses that can enter the body in different ways, e.g., during the communication with other dogs and pets. Viruses can even be brought home from the street on clothes or shoes.
The viruses spread very quickly; many of them can be spread from dogs to humans.
- Rabies is a fatal disease equally dangerous for dogs and humans. The rabies vaccination is compulsory for all dogs 3 months of age and older.
- Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that spreads from wild animals and rodents. Difficult to treat, it often occurs in a severe form and damages the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, or liver. The infection is transmitted to humans.
- Plague is a disease that affects a nervous system of pets, mostly puppies. It’s a severe disease that can turn into a chronic form with such complications as convulsions and paralysis. Without proper treatment, it causes sudden death in dogs.
- Adenovirus is an infectious disease, mostly typical of animals living in groups. Its common complication is acute pneumonia, sometimes fatal.
- Parvoviral enteritis is a viral disease accompanied by an acute gastrointestinal disorder. It affects puppies mainly, although adult pets with weakened immunity systems are also likely to get sick. The disease requires immediate vaccination.
- Parainfluenza is a viral disease with dangerous complications in the form of acute pneumonia. Animals living in groups are commonly vaccinated against parainfluenza.
- Adenovirus hepatitis is an acute viral disease with a high mortality rate. The symptoms are high fever and a damaged liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, eyes, and central nervous system. Acute form is quite common among young dogs, whereas dogs over 3 years old acquire its chronic form.
There are vaccines against lichen, trichophytosis, and microsporia, but they are optional.
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