Poodle Dog Vaccinations- Why is so important.?
Your new puppy poodle is coming home and start to be exposing to all kind viruses and diseases coming from the environment.
Owners of puppies may feel that they live in a relatively safe area but no dog is immune or safe from any disease.
Fortunately Dog Vaccinations is now available for the prevention of all those diseases they can cause from worms, fleas and ticks.
A newborn puppy is not naturally immune to diseases. However, it does have some antibody protection which is derived from its mother's blood via the placenta.
The next level of immunity is from antibodies derived from the first milk. This is the milk produced from the time of birth and continuing for 36-48 hours.
No one knows for sure when the puppy loses her/his mother immunity, but what is known is that when the poodle puppy loses her/his immunities is able to produce antibodies, but is also vulnerable to catching the disease itself from the environment.
The reason why puppies are given a series of vaccine doses over a period of months is in the hope,of receiving the vaccine at the earliest possible time during which the puppy is able to make her/his own antibodies.
Very Important!!! Even when the poodle puppy is successfully vaccinated at a receptive time, it can be days even weeks before her/his system produces de required antibodies, and for this reason your responsible Veterinarian may be cautious about allowing your poodle puppy to socialize with potentially unprotected puppies or adult dogs, avoiding Dog Parks, or any area where a puppy would be at high risk for exposure to a lot of diseases.
Here is a list of the most important and basic Dog vaccination requirements.
Canine Parvovirus * Parvo - Prior to 1977-78, Parvovirus did not exist in the dog. The virus is a close relative of feline Panleukopenia (feline distemper) and in fact, may have mutated from the cat and infected the dog in the late 1970`s.
Canine Distemper * Distemper - Canine distemper occurs wherever there are dogs. It is the greatest single disease threat to the world's dog population.
Para-influenza Virus * May be advisable for Poodles that are housed in large groups, such as animal shelters, adoption groups, boarding kennels, veterinary clinics, etc.
Bordetella * For dogs in high risk environments, such as dose in dog parks,boarded kennels, dog shows or performance events.
Very Important and required by Law. * Rabies * An infectious disease. This link deals with infected bats and whether they can pass their infection to dogs.
Canine Adenovirus-2 (CAdV-2) is one of the potential causes of kennel cough
Kennel Cough * Canine infectious tracheobronchitis (kennel cough) is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases in dogs. Fortunately, the majority of cases are not serious and resolving on their own in 1 to 2 weeks . But because some dogs develop life- threatening complications, you should take precautions to prevent your Poodle from becoming infected with this highly contagious disease.
Your vet may also recommend vaccinating for Leptospirosis and Lyme disease if you live in an area where these are a concern.
Leptospirosis * Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals. It is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira.
Lyme Disease * Poodles that live in endemic areas.
Consult with your veterinarian to select the proper vaccines for your environment and your puppy
Very Important for all the Puppy Owners "All puppies should be immunized to protect them from disease and also to reduce the spread of disease in the dog population."
" Dog Vaccinations is a most is your responsability"
! Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies !
By Gene Hill