Vaccination for dogs
What do we call the « base vaccine » for dogs?
« Base vaccine » (distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, parvovirus, coronavirus)
This vaccine should be administered to every dog because it protects against potentially deadly diseases that are easily acquired by contact with other dogs or animals.
Why should I vaccinate my dog against rabies disease?
This vaccine should also be given to every dog because everyone including humans die from rabies. The number of rabies cases is actually on the rise in wildlife animals (raccoons, skunks, foxes, bats…) in our region. It is essential that our dogs be protected against rabies.
What is kennel cough?
This disease causes a cough, runny eyes and nose, sneezing, and weakness in your dog. It is easily transmitted by air. The vaccine is recommended for all dogs who have contacts with other dogs (boarding, grooming, veterinary hospital, training classes, dog shows….). It is mandatory to have your animal boarded or operated in our hospital.
What is leptospirosis?
Leptospirosis is a disease affecting mainly the liver and the kidneys. This disease causes serious health issues and is transmissible to humans by contact with the dog’s urine. The vaccine is strongly recommended for all dogs who go outside because dogs can contract leptospirosis indirectly by drinking water contaminated by a rodent’s urine (squirrel, skunk, rabbit….).
What is lyme disease?
Lyme disease consists of a microorganism transmitted by ticks causing a number of symptoms in dogs and humans. This disease is more and more present in Quebec but much more frequent in certain parts of the USA. We do find more ticks annually on our pets, suggesting the prevalence of the disease will also increase.
Who can guide me through the different vaccination protocols?
Your veterinarian is the best person to evaluate with you the potential risk for disease that your animal could face. Your vet will guide you through the appropriate vaccination protocol for your dog or cat.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to make an appointment with your dog!
The Victoria Veterinary Hospital team