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The Role of Vaccinations in Preventing Illness in Dogs

Vaccinations are an essential part of keeping your dog healthy and safe. Vaccinations can help prevent serious and life-threatening illnesses, such as canine parvovirus, distemper, and rabies. Vaccinations are also important for controlling the spread of infectious diseases.  

Vaccines work by stimulating the dog’s immune system to produce antibodies that protect the dog from infection. When a vaccinated dog is exposed to a virus, the antibodies produced by the immune system will recognize the virus and destroy it before it can cause illness. This is why it is so important to keep your dog up-to-date on their vaccinations.  

Vaccines are generally divided into two types: core and non-core. Core vaccines are recommended for all dogs, and include those that protect against distemper, parvovirus, and rabies. Non-core vaccines are not required, but may be recommended depending on your dog’s lifestyle and risk factors. Common non-core vaccines include those for leptospirosis, Lyme disease, and canine influenza.  It is important to discuss the appropriate vaccinations for your dog with a veterinarian. Your vet will be able to evaluate your dog’s lifestyle and risk factors and recommend the appropriate vaccines. 

It is important to follow the recommended vaccination schedule to ensure that your dog is fully protected.  Vaccinations are a safe and effective way to protect your dog from serious illness. Keeping your dog up-to-date on their vaccines can help ensure a long and healthy life.

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