Vaccinating your dog on time and properly is part of the essential care that you must do annually.

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Healthy dogs: Vaccinated dogs

Puppy vaccines

Dog Vaccines

Mandatory vaccines for dogs

Advantages of vaccinating at home

 

Healthy dogs: Vaccinated dogs

Vaccination is the best form of prevention against serious diseases that your dog or puppy can contract. The dog is the pet that interacts the most with other dogs and animals of other species. Therefore, the chances of them contracting diseases if they are not vaccinated are quite high.

Puppies vaccines

The primary vaccination plays a very important role in the immunization of puppies: both to help develop the immune system in a desirable way, and to prevent them from catching viruses that can cause serious and even fatal diseases.

It is recommended to deworm the puppy correctly internally a few days before its dose of vaccine.

The vaccination schedule for puppies will vary according to: their origin, weaning age, adoption age, other animals they live with and previous vaccinations.

To keep in mind: It is not only the number of doses of vaccines that a puppy takes that matters, but also the type of vaccine that each dose is. For this reason, it is always advisable to confirm that our puppy has the correct vaccination schedule with a veterinarian.

Normally, when a puppy is bought, it is usually delivered with the health card and at least the first dose of vaccine. A puppy that is not vaccinated should not have contact with other dogs of unknown vaccination status (although it is recommended that they be socialized once they have had their first doses with trusted dogs that are up to date on their vaccinations).

Before administering a vaccine, it is always necessary to make a recognition of the general condition of the puppy, so you must tell us, during that previous examination, of any change or anomaly that you have detected in the puppy, no matter how insignificant it may seem.

Usual vaccination schedule for puppies

  • 6-7 weeks: Primo-vaccination or first vaccine (not always necessary)
  • 8 weeks: Polyvalent
  • 11-12 weeks: Polyvalent reminder
  • 14 -16 weeks: Polyvalent reminder
  • 20 weeks: Rabies
  • From 6 months: Leishmaniasis

 

Dog vaccines

It is important to be clear about what we are used to vaccinating our adult dog and how often since not all individuals follow the same schedule of vaccination reminders.

It is necessary to notify the veterinarian who is going to vaccinate him if our animal has ever suffered an allergic reaction to any vaccine (type and brand).

As in puppies, internal deworming prior to vaccination is recommended.

Before administering a vaccine, a recognition of the general condition of the puppy should always be made, so you should tell us about any change or anomaly that you have detected in the dog, no matter how insignificant it may seem to you during that previous examination.

Vaccine reminders for dogs

Annually, reminders of:

  • Polyvalent
  • Rabies
  • Leishmaniasis

 

Mandatory vaccines for dogs

In Catalonia there are no compulsory vaccines but there are some highly recommended ones:

Vaccine How do I identify it on the vaccines card? Administration
Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza DAPPHI + L Vanguard 7 MHAPPI + L hepta Annual. All dogs should carry it since they are the most likely and dangerous diseases to contract
Rabies Rabia or Rabies R (among other acronyms) Optional in Catalonia but recommended Compulsory in other Spanish Regions and Countries!

There are some recommended vaccines in certain cases: 

Vaccine How do I identify it on the vaccines card? Administration
Leishmaniasis “Letifend” “CaniLeish” Recommended especially in dogs that spend a lot of time outside
Kennel cough KC, Bordetella Recommended before going to dog daycare centers or similar (some require it) or that carry out activities such as Canicross, beauty contests, etc. 

 

Advantages of vaccinating at home

  1. In the puppy phase, we prevent them from coming into contact with other animals in a clinic
  2. If your dog suffers in transfers or clinics, something simple like vaccination puts him through unnecessary stress
  3. You avoid the pain of transfers to older dogs or dogs with reduced mobility
  4. Ideal for owners with mobility or time availability problems
  5. Ideal for owners with more than one dog or pet