Dog vaccines are an important part of being a pet owner in Appleton, Wisconsin. We all want to ensure the safety of our dogs and the other dogs in the neighborhood. That’s why we all want to give our dogs the vaccines they need so they can stay around for a long time. When it comes to dog vaccines, there are a lot of different vaccines that you could give your pet. It depends on the money you want to spend and the area you live in, but for Appleton, Wisconsin, these are the recommended dog vaccines for your dog.
Rabies – Rabies is a potentially deadly disease that can be transferred through biting or scratching. It can infect both humans and other dogs. That’s why in Appleton, Wisconsin, vaccinations for rabies are required by law before he or she becomes 5 months old. They also must have a follow-up shot within a year of the first vaccination, and then another follow-up vaccine 3 years after the second vaccination. We must continue to keep Wisconsin Rabies free and it is essential to get this legally required vaccination.
Canine Parvovirus – Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that infects dogs and attacks their stomach or small intestine. It is one of the most easily transferred viruses in dogs and can be transferred through just a dog sniffing. This happens all the time on walks or at the Appleton area dog parks, so it’s important to look out for other pet owners and get this vaccine.
Distemper – Distemper is also a very contagious disease. It spreads through bacteria that the dog can release. It can be a fatal disease and could end up shutting down your pets’ organs.
Canine Hepatitis – Canine Hepatitis vaccines are just as important as Hepatitis B vaccines in newborn babies. There are many different systems which could be anything from a slight fever to leukopenia. Because of the variance in severity, we highly recommend this vaccine.
These four vaccines are the ones we recommend most. There are many other vaccines that can be beneficial for dogs, however. So be sure to talk to your local veterinarian at Animal Medical Center and get information on what vaccines are right for your dog!
Call us at Animal Medical Center, we are here to help answer any pet questions you might have. We serve pets in Appleton and the surrounding areas. Call 920-749-1717 or visit us at the Animal Medical Center of Appleton.