1. When can I go for a walk with my puppy after vaccination?
Our answer is always 10 days after the last dose of V10.
2. When can I take the first bath?
Our answer: Any age since taking care with warm water, mild shampoo and hairdryer.
Our recommendation is that the vaccination protocol for healthy puppies will start at 6-8 weeks of age to help prevent against Distemper , Hepatitis , Infectious Canine, Adenovirus Canine Type 2 Coronavirus Canine Parainfluenza Canine, Parvovirus Canine and Leptospirosis Canine – serotypes present in most vaccines known in the market as “V8” and “V10”.
It is known that the presence of maternal antibodies interfere with the development of active immunity. Therefore, puppies should be revaccinated every 3 or 4 weeks to at least 12 weeks old.
Dogs older than 12 weeks old should receive a dose of V8 and V10 , and a second dose after 3 or 4 weeks. The proper response to vaccination is directly linked to immune competence of each animal.
Therefore, before starting the vaccination schedule for puppies, the animal must be assessed by the clinician after found to be in good health, will recommend a fecal exam (parasitology) to provide for the treatment front of the test results and only then start the vaccination protocol which will run for the next three months of the animal’s life.
This first consultation call at the Veterinary Hospital Pet Care of “First Puppies consultation” gives you the right to clinical evaluation (consultation), stool test and the first dose of vaccine, even if it is not made on the same day (and usually not they are). For all these procedures is paid the value of a query. The aim of this protocol is to make sure we are vaccinating only healthy dogs, which will reflect decisively on the expected vaccine immune response.
From the first dose of vaccine for dogs, the animal must return to the hospital every month for the next 2 to 3 months to strengthen the V8 or V10 vaccine (total of 3 doses), as well as the vaccine against “canine flu” ( Canine adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza Canine and Bordetella bronchiseptica – a dose), giardiasis vaccine (two doses) and last month (after 4 months) for the vaccine in a single dose against rabies.
This vaccination period is a period where you will receive all necessary information management and preventive medical care that will be of extreme importance in quality of life and longevity of your pet.
Since then, the animal is vaccinated annually with a dose of each vaccine: one dose of V8 or V10, a dose of Bordetella, a dose of giardia and a dose of anti-rabies.
For those dogs living in an endemic area for leptospirosis or have contact with rodents recommend annual booster against interspersed leptospirosis after six months of annual vaccination.
This period of vaccination and annual booster can be decisive in your pet’s quality of life and work is the main point of preventive veterinary medicine for small animals.
If you are thinking of offering health for your pet, schedule “First Puppies consultation” or annual vaccination of their animals in the Veterinary Hospital Pet Care .