Immunizing Your Puppy: Vaccines Part 2
No puppy parent wants to think about their little one getting sick. Still, the fact is that puppies are susceptible to several diseases. The good news is that most of these diseases can be prevented through vaccination.
Keeping your pup safe is now your #1 priority. In this blog post, we will continue with an overview of the various vaccines available for puppies. Make sure you take notes about the ones your furry friend is missing and complete your puppy vaccination schedule.
This is a virus that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems of puppies. Symptoms include coughing, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures. Unfortunately, there is no cure stipulated for canine distemper, which is often fatal.
The good news is that this disease can be completely prevented through vaccination. You must vaccinate your puppy against canine distemper during its 6 to 8 weeks of life.
A heartworm is a parasitic worm that invades the heart and lungs of puppies. It is transmitted through mosquito bites. The larvae travel through the bloodstream and eventually mature into adult worms that can grow up to 12 inches long!
If untreated, heartworm disease can be fatal. However, it is completely preventable through vaccination. You should vaccinate your puppy against heartworm at 6 to 8 weeks and then again at 12 weeks.
Canine hepatitis is a viral infection that attacks puppies’ liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice. Canine hepatitis can be fatal, but most puppies recover with treatment.
You can easily prevent this disease with puppy shots at 10 to 12 weeks old. You can often find it in a combination vaccine that protects from this disease and others.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted through an infected tick’s bite. Symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, lameness, and swollen lymph nodes. Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics, but it can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages.
Fortunately, this disease can be prevented with puppy vaccination. This vaccine is optional, yet if you want to have your puppy extra protected, you can ask for it once it is 16 to 18 weeks old.
Take Care Of Your Puppy’s Health With Fix & Feed
If you’re a new puppy parent and have no idea where to purchase your puppy shots, pay us a visit at Fix & Feed stores. We carry a wide range of products for puppies, including vaccines. We’ve got the Durvet Canine Spectra 5 Vaccine and the Canine Spectra 10 Plus Lyme Dog Vaccine in stock!
These single-dose vaccines protect your pup from canine distemper, Lyme disease, coronavirus, leptospirosis, and more! We also sell syringes, vitamins, and many more products to keep your puppy’s health in optimal condition.