Vaccination is important because it can effectively prevent potentially serious canine diseases like Canine Distemper, Canine Parvovirus Infection, Rabies and Canine Hepatitis. Not only regular vaccinations can protect your pet, they can also keep the human members of your family safe – some canine viral and bacterial diseases can be transferred to humans.
Core & Non core Vaccines:
Core Vaccines: Vaccines are primarily required to be administered in all puppies and dogs with an unknown vaccination history. These vaccines provide immunity against those diseases which are much prevalent and cause serious threat to dog’s life.
- Canine Parvovirus
- Canine Distemper
- Infectious Canine Hepatitis
Non Core Vaccines: These are optional vaccines that should be less considered as these are less prevalent or have low risk of exposure to animal.
- Bordetella bronchiseptica
- Canine Parainfluenza
Canine Vaccines Available in Pakistan:
This vaccine develops immunity against Rabies. It is one of core vaccines of dogs.
This vaccine immunizes your dog against the most important viral disease, Canine Parvoviral Infection (acute, infectious gastrointestinal illness). Young dogs (6 weeks to 6 months) unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated are most susceptible.
It is a combination vaccine that protects the dog against 6 major viral and bacterial infections i.e Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Rabies, Leptospira canicola and Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae).
4- Eurican DHPPi2-L
It is also a combination vaccine that provides immunity against Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Canine Parainfluenza Virus, Leptospirosis, Infectious Laryngotracheitis). It does not contains Rabies antigen.
5- Eurican DHPPi2-LR
It is another type of Eurican which covers 6 diseases as mentioned above as well as rabies.
Vaccination Schedule For Puppies:
We are sharing the most commonly used vaccination schedule. Our veterinarian have found that this is the most effective scheduling for vaccination and all veterinarian are agreed to follow this schedule in Pakistan.
Dog should be dewormed before starting vaccination program. Age of the dog should be well considered for vaccination. Minimum age for vaccination is 8-10 weeks (2 Months).
First of all vaccination should be done against canine parvovirus at the age of 6 weeks,as Canine Parvo is a major threat for young pups.
The second shot of Canine Parvovirus Vaccine, Primodog, is given after 3 weeks of 1st shot.
Following 2 shots of primodog, again 3 weeks later 2 shots of hexadog will be given similarly with an interval of 3 weeks. Finally. Annual booster of hexadog is given. Hexadog is the best vaccine for all other major diseases of dog i.e. Canine distemper, Infectious canine hepatitis, Rabies and Leptospirosis as well.
Now, your puppy is completely vaccinated against major diseases. You and your pet are now safe.
Vaccination Schedule for Adult Dogs:
If your dog’s age is more than 3-4 months then simply after deworming protocol 2 shots of Hexadog Vaccine are given with an interval of 3 weeks. Then annual booster dose is given every year.