Many dogs, specifically diabetic dogs, require shots at home, which can be a great challenge. Give a dog a shot with tips from a veterinarian in this free video on dog care.
Expert: Dr. James Talbott
Bio: Dr. James R. Talbott is a staff veterinarian at Belle Forest Animal Hospital and Kennel in Nashville, Tenn.
Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge
Like people, pets need vaccines
The most common non-core vaccine is for Bordatella bronchiseptica, often called kennel cough. Kennel cough is actually a complex of symptoms, much like the human cold, and like a cold can be caused by a number of different bacteria or viruses. The Bordatella vaccine only immunizes for a few of these organisms, which is why vaccinated dogs might still come down with the disease. Bordatella shots are recommended annually for dogs that have frequent contact with other dogs, such as those going to dog shows or day care. Most boarding kennels require a recent Bordatella shot prior to admission. Some veterinarians recommend giving this shot every six months to at-risk dogs.
Dog Vaccine Schedule for Puppies and Adult Dogs - Pets WebMD
Vaccination is a serious medical procedure with the potential for adversely affecting health, both in the short and long term. Experts now advise us to vaccinate each dog according to his or her individual needs. But how do you cut back without endangering your dog’s health? Here are 10 ways to eliminate unnecessary shots while actually improving pet health.
Vaccination Schedules for Dogs and Puppies - Pet Education
Among pet caretakers few topics are more debated than that regarding the vaccination of dogs (and cats). How often do dogs need shots? Which shots are essential and which are overkill? Is the vaccination of dogs and cats even necessary? In years past, vaccinations for all sorts of diseases were recommended to be given annually ... year after year. That protocol was followed by veterinarians because they were told to do so by the vaccine manufacturers in order to ensure optimal immunity for as many pets as possible.Just as humans seek vaccines to prevent and/or minimize the severity of illnesses or disease, dogs need shots too. Only instead of seeking vaccines to prevent things like measles, dogs require vaccines to prevent the onset of the likes of rabies, distemper, parvovirus and more. However, the frequency at which dogs need these vaccines is largely dependent on their age, the record keeping of the owner and the owner’s vet practice and the professional opinion of the veterinarian as it pertains to what non-core vaccines are necessary for the particular animal. As an example, puppies need more vaccines than adult dogs do as their immune systems are in development to stave off potentially dangerous illnesses. This post will take a closer look at dog vaccines and answer the question, what shots do dogs need yearly?