Laws in the state of Iowa and nationwide show that puppies must be at least eight weeks old and have two rounds of distemper and parvo prior to being able to enter facilities. They should have vet proof, must have rabies vaccination by 16 weeks, and must be spayed or neutered by six months to play in day-care or commingle with other dogs. This typically includes a veterinarian administering a rabies vaccination along with its required distemper and parvovirus vaccinations.
As with humans, a puppy is considered "fully vaccinated" when it has received all the recommended vaccines for its age. This is usually accomplished through a series of shots spaced out over several weeks or months.
Rules at the club (Canine Country Club) state that the puppies:
First year puppy vaccinations include:
These shots are administered by the breeder’s veterinarian, who will keep your puppy on a strict vaccine schedule. During this time, the puppy owner is required to guarantee that all of their pet’s vaccinations are up-to-date. An adult dog is considered fully vaccinated when it has received the rabies vaccine and its annual booster shot.
As a dog owner, you can choose from a variety of alternative vaccines as your pup reaches adulthood. A dog’s health is greatly impacted by the number of vaccines it gets throughout its life. An unbalanced vaccination schedule may severely affect your pet’s immune system and lead to health issues as your dog ages.
A dog’s rabies vaccination is the most vital. This is because rabies is a fatal disease that can cause irreversible damage to your pet. The virus attacks the central nervous system and eventually renders its host unable to move or eat. To be granted entry into most countries, it is required that your dog be vaccinated against and certified free of rabies by a licensed veterinarian.
Distemper is a highly contagious disease that affects dogs of all ages. The disease is spread through the air, the bites of infected dogs, and most commonly through contaminated objects or food. A licensed veterinarian administers distemper vaccination once your dog reaches one year of age. This vaccination will protect your puppy from contracting distemper during its lifetime.
Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that affects dogs of all ages. It is spread through the air via coughing, sneezing, and contact with contaminated objects. It is highly contagious between dogs and other canines as well as humans. Your dog will be vaccinated against parvovirus by a licensed veterinarian. If you buy a puppy from a breeder or a pet store, you may have to get vaccines or shots for your puppy to ensure that it is vaccinated and healthy.
The above are diseases you can combat with vaccinations. The advantages provided by vaccinations are vital to the health, and welfare of your pet, as well as public health at large. You should also ensure that your puppy receives all vaccinations to access our dog day care services.
Puppy vaccinations and hots are a must if you have adopted a new puppy. It is important to have your pet vaccinated as soon as possible after adoption so that you can prevent future diseases. Always remember, vaccinations are mandatory.