What Shots Does Your Dog Need?

Many responsible dog owners want to know how many vaccinations young dogs should have to be happy and healthy. Fortunately, Purina Australia has made this informative video to help. So, what have they got to say about dog shots? Let’s find out!

What Dog Shots Does Your Puppy Need?

First, there are the core shots that all dogs should get. These include distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, and rabies shots.

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Core Dog Shots
The distemper shot is to prevent a common, often fatal respiratory disease. The parvo shot is for a common viral illness that affects a dog’s intestines. The adenovirus shot is for a common liver disease, and the rabies shot is for rabies, naturally.

These are vaccinations for common and dangerous diseases that all dogs are in danger of. They are well known, reliable, safe, and affective.

Non-Core Shots
The non-core shots are for less common diseases that your dog may or may not be prone to. They include Leptospirosis, Lyme, Canine cough, and Influenza.

The diseases these vaccinations protect against may be less severe and/or less common. But they can still cause injury and complications that your dog would be better off without. Like the core dog shots, they are safe, effective, and reliable.