A bit of information about vaccinations

A bit of information about vaccinations

So yesterday I gave your some insight into how we chose the company we purchase our vaccinations from and why we changed to this company, now let’s discuss in more detail the vaccinations we recommend for your pet and why.

  1. Rabies:  
    1. The state of Indiana requires your pet to have Rabies inoculation.  
    2. We offer this as a 1 year or 3 year vaccination.
    3. If you choose the 3 year vaccination, be aware that in order to start this 3 year, you have to have the vaccine on year 1, then again in year 2 and then it becomes 3 year after the second dose.  Many clients are confused on this.
    4. Dr. Flanders prefers the 1 year vaccine because it allows him an examination once a year of your pet.  Since exams are always free with vaccinations, you don’t have to expect an extra charge.
  2. Distemper combination 
    1. This vaccine is what is called a 4 in 1 vaccines protecting against for different viruses and infectious diseases that are common in dogs.
    2. Dr. Flanders uses a 3 in 1 vaccines on some breeds of dogs, or dogs that have had a vaccine reaction which usually is caused by the Leptospirosis part of the vaccine.
    3. The 4 in 1 consists of protection against:  distemper, parvovirus, leptospirosis and hepatitis.
  3. Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
    1. This can be administered by injection, through the nose or orally.  We used to give through the nose, but have switched to oral.  
    2. This can be one of the optional vaccinations, but is strongly recommended.  
    3. If your dog is groomed, boarded or in social atmospheres with other canines, it is a very needed vaccination. 
    4. Kennel cough is a treatable condition, but who wants to take the chance and have to have extra cost to treat.
  4. Lyme
    1. Over the past 5 years, Indiana has seen a marked increase in the tick population which carries and transmits lyme disease to our pets.
    2. Because of this increase, Indiana is now considered to be a “hot” zone for tick activity.
    3. If your pet has never received the lyme vaccination, you must booster it 2-4 weeks after the first vaccination.  After that, it is a yearly vaccine just like distemper and rabies.

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