Pet Vaccination

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Routine Canine Vaccination

As we all are going through a pandemic, we are waiting for a Vaccine to be developed. Vaccine Programs are also important for Pets. 

Animals carries certain diseases which can be passed to humans and cause severe infection and this phenomena of passing is know as Zoonosis. Most common example of zoonotic disease is Rabies.

  Canine Vaccination 

Vaccine                                                Age of puppy

DHPP *                                                                    6-7 weeks

DHPP, Bordetella                                                         9-10 weeks

DHPP, Leptospirosis, Canine Influenza, Lyme Disease                          12-13 weeks

DHPP, Rabies**, Canine Influenza, Lyme Disease                        15-17 week

*Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Para Influenza**Every 1-3 years  

  •  Core Vaccine 

                Canine Distemper
                Canine Parvovirus
                Hepatitis
                Rabies    
                Leptospirosis

  • Non Core Vaccine

                Bordetella
                Canine Influenza ( Dog Flu)
                Lyme Disease  
Canine Distemper-A severe and contagious disease caused by a virus which attacks the respiratory, Gastrointestinal(GI) Tract and Nervous System of Dogs. It spreads through air-borne exposure from infected animal. 

 It causes causes discharge from the eyes and nose, fever, coughing, diarrhea, seizures, twitching, paralysis and Death,

Canine Hepatitis – is a highly contagious viral infection that affects the liver, kidneys, spleen, lungs, and the eyes of the affected dog.  Symptoms ranges from slightest fever and congestion of mucous membrane  to vomiting, jaundice, stomach enlargement and pain around the liver.
        It is also known as Canine Adenovirus type-2.Canine Parvo Virus – is highly contagious virus which affects all dogs, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies less than the four month of age are at more risk to get infected. Virus attacks GI tract and create loss of appetite, vomiting, fever and severe bloody diarrhea.  Extreme Dehydration can come up rapidly and kill a dog within 48- 72 hours.

Para Influenza – is a contagious respiratory virus and is one of the most common pathogen of infection of tracheobronchitis. It is also known as Kennel/Canine Cough .

Rabies – as required by the Law,  It is a viral mammalian disease which attacks the CNS, causing , headaches, anxiety, hallucination, excessive drooling, fear of water, paralysis and Death.   Treatment within hours is essential, otherwise, death is highly likely. Leptospirosis – is caused by a bacteria, and some dogs may show no symptoms at all. It is a zoonotic disease, found in soil and water. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weakness and lethargy, stiffness, kidney failure, infertility. Antibiotics are effective in earlier stages.

Feline Vaccination

             Feline Vaccination

  Vaccine                                                                                                          Age of Kitten  

 F3- Herpes, Caliciviral, Distemper                                                                            6-8 weeks 

F3 -HCD                                                                                                                    10-12 weeks     F3  -HCD                                                                                                                  14-16 weeks

  F3 -HCD                                                                                                                     1 year old      
F3-HCD                                                                                                                       Every 1-3 years

  • Core Vaccine

                Feline Herpes
                Feline Caliciviral
                Feline Distemper

  •  Non-core Vaccine

                Bordetella
                Feline Immunodeficiency Vaccine (FIV)
                Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
                 Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

Feline Herpes – is one of the most common cause of cat flu or upper respiratory infections in Cats. It is highly contagious and can cause sneezing, conjunctivitis, eyes and nasal discharge, lethargy.It is also know as Feline Rhinotracheitis.
Feline Calicivirus –  is an extreme contagious flu. Typical Symptoms include sneezing, nose and eye discharge, tongue ulcers, decreased appetite. Occasionally the virus can cause Arthritis, Hepatitis, or Intestinal Problems
Feline Distemper – also known as Feline Panleukopenia or Parvovirus. This virus attacks the rapidly dividing cells in cat’s body, especially the cells in GI Tract, bone marrow, and lymph node. Decrease in the cell results in Panleukopenia (Shortage of WBCs) and Anemia (shortage of RBCs) and putting the cat at high risk of contracting other infectious diseases.   Damaged Intestinal Tract can cause cat to have severe vomiting and diarrhea.
Always Consult your Vet before Vaccination.


  “Vaccination saves lives at every stage of life”
                                                                                                                                                                           THE GEEK VETERINARIAN

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Veterinarian by Profession, Blogger by Passion

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