Puppy Vaccines

20150410_110326

The staff at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital loves welcoming fresh new faces to our hospital. Adorable puppies and kittens make our day, always bringing smiles to every team member.

Within the first few days of adopting your puppy , it is very important to have your pet seen by a veterinarian for a complete nose-to-tail examination.

When Puppies are born and are nursing from their mothers, they are given an uncertain amount of immunity called maternal antibodies. How long they last is up to the individual animal. The antibodies leave the body at different times therefore it’s hard to determine when each puppy or kitten is protected against which disease. It’s important to vaccinate starting at 8 weeks of age; this is when most maternal antibodies could be starting to leave the animal’s system. It’s also important to not assume that giving one vaccine will provide protection. Puppy and kitten shots will be given up to 16-20 weeks of age. From there on, vaccines will be given either annually or every 3 years given the adult dog or cats age.

Meet Lilo the newest addition to Fairgrounds Animal Hospital, Lilo. Lilo’s found her in California and shortly after bringing her home brought her Fairgrounds for her wellness check and puppy vaccines. We are happy to report that Lilo is in great health and we look forward to being there to take care of Lilo throughout her life. You should schedule your first wellness exam for your new puppy or kitten withing 48 hours of bringing them home. It is important to get your puppy on a good health care routine.

Having a puppy can be stressful, there are some really great articles with puppy tips all over the internet or you can always stop by or call us if you have questions. We are here to help you with any questions or concerns that you may have about your new pet.

 

We wish Lilo’s family luck with the newest addition to their family!!