Vaccinations and Your Dog

As a puppy, your dog acquires a certain amount of antibodies and protection from disease while nursing his mother’s milk. However, soon your dog will need vaccinations to continue this protection. Some vaccinations are required by law so check with your local animal control agency to understand your obligations. Other vaccinations are recommended because of where you live or your dog’s activities. Vaccinations may be given in just one shot but others may need a series of inoculations to give your dog protection. All vaccinations need booster shots to maintain their effectiveness. Never skip any shots in a series of vaccinations or booster shots or you will put your dog at risk of contracting disease if he is exposed to it. He may be cranky on the days he is vaccinated and he may be sore at the injection site. Contact your vet Burlington, ON to learn more.


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