Chevromist Kennels: Vaccinations
All of our puppies are Vaccinated at the age of 6 weeks by a registered Veterinarian. Vaccinations are vital when it comes to preventing serious illness such as Canine Parvovirus.
Canine Parvovirus: Parvovirus is still common especially in lower income areas where people try to save money by not vaccinating. When Parvo first occurred, there was no vaccine available and a large number of dogs lost their lives. When the first Parvo vaccine arrived, vets had queues around the street corners. It caused sudden vomiting and diarrhoea of watery blood, severe shock, acute abdominal pain and death. Treatment is prolonged, costly and not always successful. The virus spreads easily and can survive up to one year in contaminated soil – a dog has only to sniff where a dog went to the toilet one year ago to pick up the infection.
Canine Distemper Canine Distemper occurs occasionally. It is a highly contagious viral disease. Symptoms vary but include fever, sneezing, nasal discharge, vomiting diarrhoea, loss of appetite and depression. Muscle tremors, fits and paralysis occurs later in the disease.
Canine Hepatitis This is a very serious viral disease affecting the liver of the dog. Symptoms include high fever, depression, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea and acute abdominal pain.
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