Questions on vaccination of the dog

Is my dog ​​in one of the following categories?

Has he just been operated on? Does he fight a serious or chronic illness? Has he recently been stressed by a change in lifestyle? Has he reached the age of 10? If they have been vaccinated all their life and do not go out of their garden to attend healthy congener, the seniors do not have to be vaccinated anymore.

Does it belong to a breed susceptible to react to the vaccines in because of hereditary immune sensitivity, such as Weimaraners, Akitas or Danes? In general, learn about the immunological history of the family from which your pet comes.

Will my dog ​​be exposed to the disease?

Most veterinarians distinguish between indispensable vaccines , such as the one against distemper and parvovirus, for example, and the others, kennel cough, which should be reserved for dogs frequenting large groups of congeners (sporting canine events, exhibitions, life in kennel).

Piroplasmosis, Lyme disease, both tick-borne vaccines for dogs, leptospirosis (transmitted by rodent urine in puddles and puddles in the countryside) and herpes simplex. virosis (herpes-canine virus) are also reserved for categories of dogs at risk

Should several vaccines be given to the dog at the same time?

Young dogs, in particular, will preferably be vaccines my oval (one per disease), spaced in time. It is also advisable to give the body time to recover from a rabies vaccine. Here is the recommended vaccination schedule for a puppy:

- At 9 weeks: monovalent vaccines distemper and parvovirus
- at 12 weeks: as at 9 weeks
- at 16-20 weeks: as at 9 weeks
- At 24 weeks: if applicable (dogs 1 and 2, canine education club, exhibitions, department of Moselle...), rabies vaccine (inactivated).
- 1 year: reminder of disease Square and parvovirus
- At 1 year, about one month after recalls of distemper and parvovirus, booster rabies vaccine (3 years)

Which dosage to use?

Most laboratories that manufacture vaccines recommend the same dose, whether the dog is a Yorkshire or Newfoundland, but holistic veterinarians prefer that it be adapted to the size of the dog. Veterinarians holistic preference, where possible, inactivated vaccines to "live attenuated"

The difference? seconds are from live viruses that have been treated to lose their ability to transmit the disease. They are generally more potent (duration and "range" of protection) than the inactivated, but they are also more dangerous for the immune system.

The inactivated ones, they are obtained from particles of viruses that were "killed" . They can not evolve into a virulent form by inoculating the disease itself or transmitting it to the environment. Rabies vaccines are one of them. Although they are not as powerful and not available for all conditions, they are less dangerous to the immune system. However, some of them contain adjuvants to enhance their action and can cause allergic reactions. Not easy...

Homeopathic "protection"

Give the same day 3 granules of Apis 9 CH to avoid allergic reactions, and within 24 hours after injection a dose of Thuya occidentalis 9 CH globules. This one will mitigate the side effects (fever, diarrhea, skin allergy...). You can also play the prevention card by simply administering a dose of Silicea 9 CH (or 5 granules) two days before the vaccine.