Core Dog Vaccinations

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Core Dog Vaccinations

Just as with humans, we have been able to prevent several dangerous diseases in dogs by making vaccinations available to the pet community. Core dog vaccinations involve vaccines that all pet dogs should have as determined by a veterinarian. If your dog has not had his vaccinations, contact our team at Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic in Canton to schedule a wellness exam and set up a vaccination schedule. Our staff wants to stress the importance of pet vaccinations as part of keeping your pet healthy.

Rabies

This virus spreads through saliva and it is an extremely serious disease that can kill your pets. It can be inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through wounds like spreading from a bite. The disease can also be spread to humans, so most regions legally require a rabies shot before a dog can be licensed. Vaccinations have mostly eradicated it from some areas of the United States, but there are still outbreaks that occur on occasion.

Parvovirus

This virus is a common disease that often sickens puppies before they have gotten their first vaccinations. The virus attacks the gastrointestinal system and leads to vomiting, dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and shock. This serious condition may even lead to death. The condition can be treated if it is caught early.

Distemper

This is another virus that begins as an infection of the respiratory system and spreads to the gastrointestinal system. It can cause vomiting, fevers, diarrhea, eye infections, seizures, and more. It is often found in pet shelters and spreads easily among dogs.

Parainfluenza

There are occasional outbreaks of this highly contagious virus. It can cause reduced appetite, fevers, nasal discharge, coughing, and weakness. It can be treated, but it is so contagious that vaccination is often the only way to keep dogs from catching it.

Adenovirus Type 1

This virus can be spread in several different ways and leads to an acute infection of the liver. It can spread from the tonsils to the kidneys and liver causing coughing, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, jaundice, liver failure, and bleeding disorders.

Dog Vaccinations in Canton, GA

If your pet is due for a check-up or needs to be put on a vaccination schedule, contact our team at Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic. Call our animal hospital today at 770-479-1905 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.

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