Thursday, April 7, 2016
About Core and Non-Core Dog Vaccinations
David Chupp has a decade of experience in professional dog breeding. Dedicated to raising healthy and happy puppies from various breeds, including Coton de Tulears, golden retrievers, and Siberian huskies, Dave Chupp follows a strict vaccination regime for his dogs.
Vaccinations prevent pets from falling ill and can help them live longer, healthier lives. The process entails introducing antigens into a dog’s body to stimulate his immune system in readiness for any real disease threats.
Core vaccinations are vital for all pets on the basis of their higher risk to exposure, severity, and transmissibility to humans. The first of such vaccinations is the distemper shot for distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus (DHPP). A single vaccination protects dogs from these four diseases.
The rabies vaccination is the other core vaccination. Owing to the fatality of the rabies virus and its easy transmissibility to humans, rabies vaccinations are required by law in many states.
Non-core vaccinations are administered depending on the dog’s exposure to risk. These are the vaccinations recommended in light of the American Animal Hospital Association’s risk factors such as health status, age, and environment. Non-care vaccines are for diseases such as Borrelia burgdorferi, Bordetella bronchiseptica, and Leptospirosis.