What vaccinations does my Shiba Inu needs?

The importance of Shiba Inu vaccination:

Vaccines are a daily routine for us as human beings, and it is supposed to be the same for our Shiba Inu. Keep the health of your Shiba Inu should be your priority and responsibility.

Several infectious diseases have only been controlled because of strict vaccination protocols. Dog vaccines protect Shiba Inu from highly contagious bacteria and viruses, reducing the risk of infection and the number of related fatalities. Each dog that has been vaccinated contributes to preventing and controlling epidemics. Therefore, when you vaccinate your Shiba Inu, you are not only saving the life of your puppy but also that of other animals.

What vaccinations does a Shiba Inu needs?

The most reliable protection you can give your Shiba Inu is vaccines. These prevent your puppy from dangerous diseases, such as canine distemper(D), infectious canine hepatitis(H), parvovirus(P), parainfluenza(P), leptospirosis, rabies, kennel cough, or Lyme disease. The recommendation issued by the different regional authorities differentiates between mandatory vaccines and optional vaccines.

Mandatory Vaccines:

  • Canine Distemper
  • Distemper is a highly contagious viral disease that can cause serious gastrointestinal problems, respiratory disorders (such as severe cough, pus discharge from the eyes and nose), or seizures and paralysis (known as nerve distemper).
  • Infectious Hepatitis
  • Initially, canine adenovirus causes infectious hepatitis, is usually acquired through water or food contaminated with urine. At first, it causes fever and kidney and eye inflammation. If the virus does affect the liver, it will cause listlessness, vomiting, and diarrhea. Unfortunately, chronic canine hepatitis can be fatal, especially in young or weak puppies.
  • Parvovirus
  • Parvovirus is caused by canine parvovirus, a highly contagious and resistant DNA virus. It is primarily puppies who die from intoxication or dehydration due to severe vomiting, high fever (up to 41.5 ° C), and bloody diarrhea. But even when an animal appears to have overcome the disease, it usually dies a couple of years later from immunodeficiency or heart problems, both long-term effects of parvovirus.
  • Parainfluenza
  • Canine parainfluenza is a respiratory virus and one of the many viruses that can cause infectious tracheobronchitis in dogs. It is highly contagious and usually develops in situations where there are many dogs together.
  •  Rabies *
  • Rabies, like leptospirosis, can spread to humans. In both cases, it is a question of the so-called zoonoses, and it is mandatory to give part of them. In dogs, rabies is transmitted by a lyssavirus, and its symptoms are excessive salivation and a high level of aggressiveness. This disease is terminal.

1st Year Puppy Vaccination Schedule

How much does it cost to vaccinate a dog?

The cost varies depending on the vet but is usually between $ 30 and $ 50. Generally, veterinarians administer multipurpose vaccines, so one injection is sufficient to vaccinate several canine diseases (such as pentavalent against distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, leptospirosis, and kennel cough).

The costs of vaccination will always be lower than what you will have to bear if your dog contracts an infectious disease.

The health of your Shiba Inu should be a priority.

Optional Vaccines:

  • Fungal infections (Highly Recommended)
  • Fungi on the Shiba Inu skin are pretty standard. The most common pathogen in dogs is the dermatophyte Microsporum canis, which causes scabbing and dandruff formation and often hair loss in affected areas. This fungus can be transmitted by coming into contact with animals or an infected environment (beds, carpets, or brushes). Vaccination is recommended for dogs in settings with a high risk of infection, such as kennels or kennels, as it significantly reduces symptoms. And regularly disinfection with Woolite Pet Sanitize on a soft surface is also necessary.
  • Leptospirosis
  • Leptospirosis Canine is spread by a spirochete bacterium called leptospira, found in soil and contaminated water. This contagious disease can cause organ failure in young puppies or weakened immune systems and is often terminal. Leptospirosis has spread in recent years, and since it can be transmitted to humans, vaccination is urgently recommended as it is a rather dangerous disease.
  • Bordetella

Bordetella’s highly infectious bacterium induces severe fits of coughing, whooping, vomiting, and, in rare cases, seizures and death. And, this is the principal purpose of kennel disease. You will get injectable and nasal spray vaccines available there.

This vaccination is a must if you intend to board your Shiba Inu Puppy in the future, attend group training sessions, or use dog daycare services.

  • Lyme disease

A tick bite usually transmits this Lyme disease. It is generally harmless, but in some cases, it can cause neurological seizures and paralysis, which can lead to the death of your quadruped. Dogs that have been infected are listless and refuse to eat.

Side effects of vaccines

In general, vaccines for dogs are well tolerated. The most important thing is that your Shiba Inu is healthy and has reached the minimum age (six weeks) to react appropriately to the active ingredients. Thus the possibility of solid reactions is minimized. Possible side effects, which usually disappear after two or three days and last a week at most, are the following:

  • Fever
  • Swelling (painful) at the injection site
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite

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