Our four-legged pals (dogs) are one of the most important members of the family, we always play with them and of course they bring us protection and a lot of fun. But when they get sick we always worry about their health and we wonder what kind of foods or animals they would have eaten to become sick but as matter of fact if we do not vaccinate our dogs regularly , anytime time they eat, drink and even breath biological agents can affect them and even kill them.
Vaccinations have become commonplace for dogs today, as they can effectively prevent potentially serious canine diseases like distemper, rabies and hepatitis. Not only can regular vaccinations protect your pet`s health, they can also keep the human members of your family healthy as well some canine illnesses can be transferred to humans.
While annual vaccinations have been the general rule for some time, recent studies have shown that canine vaccinations may be effective for longer periods of time than originally thought. As vaccinations have become safer and better customized to each individual dog, it is becoming more common for veterinarians to recommend less frequent vaccinations that are tailored to your dog`s specific needs.
But I know some of you worry that vaccinating their dogs will carry health risk as well. While any medical procedure, including vaccinations, do carry some degree of risk, the risk is generally much greater if you do not have your dog vaccinated at all.
Also I want to mention that you must deworm your dog periodically according with your dog`s vet prescriptions. This is an important issue because the dog’s parasites through their stools can sick either your family or community. The dog`s stool carries a significant amount of parasites such as roundworms, hookworms and Giardia, besides the dogs poop can contaminated lakes and streams very badly. So deworming and picking up after your dog can save many public health diseases to your community and your family.