Parainfluenza is a viral respiratory disease that is highly contagious and may spread quickly from amongst dogs. Due to being so contagious, shelters are vulnerable to parainfluenza.
Parvovirus is a serious and highly contagious disease that is especially dangerous for puppies. Parvo suppresses a dog’s immune system and makes it experience severe vomiting and diarrhea. It is often fatal. Like many of the other diseases and bacteria on this list, DHPP fights off parvovirus.
Rabies is a virus that can be carried by mammals and can be transmitted to humans. As mentioned earlier, it’s the nasty virus that Old Yeller contracts is the classic movie in book. The virus is spread through wounds, via the saliva of a rabid animal. Rabid animals can include bats, cats, rabbits, skunks, coyotes and other small mammals. Rabies can be treated in humans if it is caught early enough, however it is fatal in dogs. Always ensure that your dog is receiving an annual rabies vaccine.
How Pet Insurance Can Mitigate the Cost of Vaccinations
Part of accepting the responsibility of raising a puppy is understanding the vaccinations your pup requires in order to live a long and healthy life. Vaccinations vary in cost but are always worth it in the long run. If you have any questions about the various types of vaccines and how often your puppy needs them, consult with your vet. When you do have your dog vaccinated, make sure you’re holding on to the records. You’ll want to have these dates down the line when discussing further vaccinations with your vet. One way to mitigate the cost and burden of vaccinating your puppy is by exploring pet insurance. Learn more about the pet insurance and how it can help you provide top-notch veterinary services for your puppy.