When it comes to the health of your pets, you always want to do what is best to provide a long and happy life for your dog. As a puppy enters your home, it is pampered with necessities, nutritional needs and vet care, including recommended immunizations. Many people wonder, though, if the senior dog still needs to be vaccinated. For all your vaccination and medical needs, keep in close contact with your local Rockford-area veterinarian as listed below or one closest to your home for the health of your pet.
Vaccinations are important and actually save the lives of your pets, especially when it comes to diseases like distemper, parvovirus and infectious hepatitis. These diseases are rare these days because of the love and care of caregivers like you. Despite their expense, there is no price set on the health of your dog. However, their needs and requirements change as they age. So, what vaccinations does your senior dog need for a long and happy life? The answer is still a controversial one but if you have a veterinarian you trust and have for the entire good life of your dog, follow those recommendations for an immunization regiment. Stay with the annual revaccination your pet has been getting for preventative health care.
There is some research indicating the older dog’s immune system not working as effectively as a younger pet with varying needs in vaccinations. Among the most recommended shot is the rabies vaccine that is required by law. Other vaccines to consider may depend on your particular area, the health of your pet and what your vet may suggest. For the senior dog, it is advisable to keep up with the DHLP distemper vaccine that also protects against hepatitis, leptospirosis and parvo. Other vaccines to consider if at risk are Bordetella, Giardia, coronavirus and Lyme disease. These are not given on a regular basis like the rabies and yearly protection and should be discussed with your vet.
It is never advisable to stop a vaccine regiment on your dog without speaking with your pup’s doctor. Keeping up the health of your pet starts in puppyhood and should continue into the geriatric years through the dedication and recommendations of your vet along with the care and love you provide.
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If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at - Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 - Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy
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