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Health Care Tips For Your Puppies

When puppies are born, they are protected by the antibodies that they got from their mother. This is the so-called maternal immunity.  However, in a few weeks or months most of these antibodies will be be gone thus puppies need to be given specific vaccines to protect them from serious, life-threatening diseases. These are usually a series of vaccinations in which booster shots are given every three weeks until the pups are about 4-5 months of age. These vaccines protect puppies against rabies, parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenze, and leptospirosis. If you have no plans of breeding your dog, talk to your veterinarian Plano, TX about having them spayed (females) or neutered (males) before they are 6 months old. Spaying or neutering before puppies enter puberty can prevent accidental pregnancies and reduces the chances of health (like mammary cancer in female dogs) and behavior problems (such as urine marking and aggression in male dogs). 

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