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Many canine diseases can now be prevented through vaccinations. A vaccination schedule prepared by your veterinarian can thus greatly contribute to good health and a longer life span for your dog. I require an agreement with all my new owners to continue with their puppies vaccination schedule. Below are the most important diseases for which vaccines are currently available:

Canine Distemper is a widespread, often fatal disease. The virus itself is related to the human measles virus and can produce a number of different disease patterns in canines. Transmission usually occurs via airborne. It is highly contagious and can travel some distance. Distemper can affect a number of body systems, including respiratory and nervous system. All dogs should be vaccinated against distemper, starting with distemper-measles vaccination at 6-9 weeks of age.

Canine Adenovirus type1 and type2- cause infectious hepatitis and respiratory infection, respectively. Hepatitis caused by adenovirus type 1 may cause severe kidney damage to death. Adenovirus type 2 is an important factor in kennel cough.

Canine Parainfluenza- is another cause of kennel cough. Although parainfluenza is often a mild form of respiratory infection in otherwise healty dogs, it can be severe in puppies or debilitated dogs.

Canine Parvovirus- is a disease of widespread distribution which may cause severe dehydrating diarrhea in dogs of various ages. Parvovirus infection is especially dangerous for puppies.

Canine Bordetella- may contribute to kennel cough. This bacterial infection can occur alone or in combination with distemper, adenovirus type 2 infection, parainfluenza, and other respiratory problems.

Canine Coronavirus infection is a highly contagious intestinal disease causing vomiting and diarrhea in dogs of all ages. Especially in young puppies, dehydration from coronavirus infection can be life-threatening.

Canine Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection which may lead to permanent kidney damage. The disease is easily spread to other pets and to humans.

Rabies, one of the world's most publicized and feared diseases, is almost always fatal. Rabies virus attacks the brain and central nervous system, and is transmitted to humans cheifly through the bite of an infected animal. Your puppy should get this vaccination at 4 mo. of age.

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