I'm planning on getting another dog (unsure of the kind at the moment ) I was wondering everything that needs to be done like rabbies shot spaying or neutering. Even if you don't know all could you tell me the ones you remember. I am going to talk to my vet later but for now this is quicker.Please help.
puppies get their dhpp (distemper) vaccinations every 3-4 weeks until their last one at 4 months of age. they can get their rabies shot at that time and it is reboostered at 1 year of age. if you ever intend upon boarding the puppy or taking it to obedience classes it will need a bordetella (kennel cough) vaccination. lyme vaccine is up to you. i don't give it anymore because i had a dog die from complications to the vaccines but then my other dogs didn't have a reaction so it is up to you. spaying or neutering should be done between 5 and 7 months of age. makes sure the vet checks your puppy out for possible eye, heart lung problems and makes sure it has two testicles if it is a boy. ps. please read my response to you on the other post. thanks.
Well you will need to take your dog to the vet on at least 4 (possibly 5) seperate occasions during the first year, usually at 6,10,14 weeks, sometimes at 8, 12, 16 weeks, depends on the vet and the owner. That's for 3 sets of booster shots, that typically include vaccinations for parvovirus, parainfluenza, hepatitis, distemper, and possibly leptospirosis (some dogs have bad reactions to this vaccine, depends on the breed), coronavirus, lyme disease, and bordatella (kennel cough). About 2 weeks after the 3rd set of boosters (some people do it at the same time), the dog can get the rabies vaccination. Most people prefer to spay neuter a dog when it reaches about 6 months old. During each vet visit, your dog will be checked for worms as well (best to take some poop in a ziploc bag to b eon the safe side) as well, and be given a physical examination of teeth, eyes, ears, checked for abnormal lumps, etc. At the first vet visit, you will need to discuss whether or not heartworm or flea preventatives are needed. Remember, even if heartworm isn't common where you live, monthly heartworm preventatives also protect against roundworms, whipworms, and hookworms, which are typical pretty much everywhere. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Some vets like to do 4 boosters. I only get 3 done on my dogs. Talk with your vet about it.
Leptospirosis:(Vaccine available)Serious bacterial disease,Many animals carry it, rats and say raccoons. Pets can catch it by drinking contamination surface water or by eating food on which rats have urinated. In some cases there is kidney and liver damage. Lyme disease Vaccine: You should ask if this is a high risk for your pet. Wormings:Hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms, whipworms oh my. Advantage, Revolution: Flea preventions, heartworm preventions, worm preventions, ear mite preventions... Kennel Cough: or Canine respiratory disease, can be a chronic dry hacking cough, gagging and retching. There is a vaccination Typical puppy Vaccinations/ A good nutritional (food) Start(feeding schedules for puppies) Good dental practises right from the start (brushing teeth)Gum diseases Ear care:Keeping cleansers at home (if high risk) House training:Tips Grooming requirements. Exercise requirements spaying and neutering first aid Crate training/basic puppy training Poisens diseases that are common for your breed Heat stroke Microchipping/license Weight/obesity ringworm This is probly way more than you were asking for! But I got carried away.
Most of those topics are free to learn from your vet. When your puppy goes for its series of Vaccinations, write all these topics down and ask for info packages and start reading. The more you know now the better it will be for the both of you. Dog owner ship is about more than haveing a dog running around the house.