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How to Vaccinate Dogs?

(May 18, 2010)

How to vaccinate dogs can be answered very simply by first readying the syringe with the medication that needs to be administered on the dog. Next the key step is to ensure that there is no air bubble collected in the syringe. One can simply ensure this by pressing the plunger and releasing all the air from it prior to drawing the fluid into the syringe. Once the syringe is ready, place the dog on a high surface area or table so that you avoid bending over to keep a hold on the dog. If the dog seems unduly agitated and is not staying in one place, get some assistance in holding the dog down. Then with one hand proceed to get a hold of the dog’s skin very gently in such a way that the skin is lifted off form the flesh. Then use the dominant hand to hold the syringe and then very gently insert the needle of the syringe into this fold of skin that is being held. Next proceed to press the plunger on the syringe and shoot the vaccination into the dog. One can end by rubbing the point of the insertion of the needle and also giving the dog a treat.

Always ensure that one’s dog has been given all the vaccines it is required to get. Dog vaccination is very important in keeping a dog healthy and disease free. A dog is then able to live a long life that is free from any discomforts and disease. Normally a dog vaccine is given when the animal is around to 6 to even 8 weeks of age. DHPP is mainly used to vaccinate dog with. This ensures that a dog is vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, and parvovirus and parainfluenza. This combination vaccination aids in ensuring that a dog is kept safe from most if not all of the common illnesses that are known to affect dogs.

There are some other additional vaccinations or boosters that help in ensuring that the dog’s immune system is kept safe while it is developing. Another important vaccine is the rabies vaccine. Some vaccines are given solely depending on the dog’s lifestyle, environment and exposure to certain elements. This is particularly so in the case of the rattlesnake venom and also the Lyme disease. Some senior dogs are more likely to get vaccinated frequently to make up for in adequate nutrition due to poorer eating habits or for exposure to certain parasites etc.

Submitted by N M on May 18, 2010 at 02:17


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