If you are seeking dog vaccinations or puppy vaccinations for your beloved pet, Countryside Vets is here to assist with dog vaccinations and give recommendations. Vaccinating your dog or puppy for different diseases is one of the most effective ways of preventative treatment against life-threatening and/or communicable diseases, such as rabies, distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, etc. There are various types of vaccines and vaccine combinations. Vaccinations do have risks and benefits, and our certified veterinary team is willing to discuss these with you.
Puppy vaccinations will help your puppy's immune system fight off diseased organisms. Dog vaccines contain antigens, which take on the appearance of the disease-causing organism, mildly stimulating the immune system to prevent the actual disease from infecting his or her body.
Your dog's veterinarian will set up a vaccination schedule as is appropriate for your canine, depending on the type of vaccine, your dog’s age, medical history, environment and lifestyle. Please schedule an appointment with us for puppy vaccinations and/or dog vaccinations and recommendations of vaccines used for your pet.
Core & Non-Core Dog Vaccinations
Dog vaccinations are split into two categories, "Core" and "Non-Core."
Core vaccinations for your dog are vaccinations that all dogs should get when they are yet puppies:
- Adenovirus (Canine Hepatitis)
Non-core vaccinations for your dog include:
- Lyme Disease
- Leptospirosis 4-Way
- Canine Influenza
- Adenovirus Intranasal
Bacterial vaccines such as Bordetella, Lyme and Leptospirosis are non-core vaccines, having low efficacy rates, along with a higher risk of adverse reactions. Bacterial vaccines for your dog should be administered with careful consideration of all the risks involved. For example, if you live in or near a wooded area, a preventative Lyme disease vaccination may be recommended for your pet canine, but this may or may not be recommended based on where you live and where your dog is allowed to roam. Still, a vaccination will ensure that your dog is protected from Lyme disease and other various types of canine diseases.
Of course, dog vaccinations and puppy vaccinations should only mildly stimulate a dog's immune system to protect against disease. The veterinary team at Countryside Vets can give recommendations for how frequent vaccines should be administered. Too frequent of vaccinations can cause adverse effects, so the vets at Countryside will review your options with you as is appropriate for the age, size, environment, etc. of your dog. We are committed to providing the best for you and your pet.