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Should I get my dog vaccinated? Why & When To Do It

Should I get my dog vaccinated? Why & When To Do It

Keeping up with annual appointments for your dog's vaccinations and boosters can be a hassle. Our veterinarians in Jackson recommend adhering to the dog vaccination schedule provided below to safeguard your furry friend from various life-threatening illnesses.

Why Get Your Dog Vaccinated

Making sure your dog gets the required vaccinations is vital for protecting their health from potentially deadly diseases. While it may seem like an unnecessary expense at first, the cost of vaccinating your dog is much less than the expense of treating illnesses that could have been prevented with vaccinations. Dog vaccines are just as important as vaccines for humans, as they are crucial in ensuring the health and well-being of your beloved pet.

Which Vaccines Are Right For Your Dog

In Jackson region, it is recommended that dogs receive vaccinations to prevent bordetella, distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, and rabies. Our team of vets at Jackson Animal Clinic can suggest the most suitable vaccines for your dog taking into account their age, location, and lifestyle.

Vaccination Schedule for Puppies & Adult Dogs

Puppy Shot Schedule

6 - 8 Weeks

  • *DHPP Shot 1
  • Bordatella
  • Leptospira
  • Lyme
  • Influenza Virus-H3N8
  • Influenza Virus-H3N2

10 - 12 Weeks

  • Influenza Virus-H3N8
  • Influenza Virus-H3N2
  • DHPP Shot 2
  • Leptospira
  • Lyme
  • Rabies

14 - 16 Weeks

  • DHPP Shot 3

Adult Dog Vaccination Schedule

Annually

  • Bordatella
  • Leptospira
  • Lyme
  • Rabies
  • Influenza Virus-H3N8
  • Influenza Virus-H3N2

Every 3 Years

  • DHPP Booster
  • Rabies

*DHPP: this vaccine protects against Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus.

Age Restrictions

Speak to your vet to learn which vaccines are appropriate for your dog. Very young puppies and senior dogs with compromised immune systems are not eligible for all shots.

Possible Vaccine Side Effects

Sometimes, canines may experience an allergic response after receiving vaccinations. A sensitivity to a particular ingredient in a particular vaccine usually causes this reaction. Specific breeds are prone to reacting to certain components. Your veterinarian may avoid certain vaccinations if your dog is sensitive to certain ingredients. Breeds such as German Shepherds, certain Collies, and some Sheepdogs are known to be susceptible to individual vaccines.

The Importance of Vaccinations

Ensuring your dog receives vaccinations is crucial for their overall preventive health care. Starting with early shots and continuing through their adult years, you are providing your beloved pet the opportunity for a long and healthy life.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

Is it time for your dog's vaccines? Contact us today to book an appointment for your pooch.

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