Dog & Puppy Vaccinations

If you are seeking dog or puppy vaccinations for your beloved pet, Countryside Vets is here to assist and give recommendations. Vaccinating your dog or puppy 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 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 that is appropriate for them, depending on the type of vaccine, your dog’s age, medical history, environment and lifestyle. Please schedule an appointment with us for puppy and/or dog vaccinations so that we may facilitate the best preventative care for your furry companion.

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:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Parvovirus
  • Adenovirus (Canine Hepatitis)
  • Parainfluenza(Canine Hepatitis)

Non-core vaccinations for your dog include:

  • Bordetella
  • Lyme Disease
  • Leptospirosis 4-Way
  • Canine Influenza

puppy receiving a vaccination

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. 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 frequently vaccines should be administered. Too frequent of vaccinations can cause adverse effects, so the vets at Countryside will review options with you such as the age/size limitations, environment, etc. of your dog. We are committed to providing the best for you and your pet.

Schedule Your Dog’s Vaccinations

If you have any questions regarding your dog or puppy’s vaccinations, contact us today at (920) 968-3322 to set up an appointment or fill out an appointment form online. We look forward to helping your canine live a long, happy life.