What is the 5 in 1 vaccine?
The five in one vaccine covers 5 potentially fatal diseases.
Parvo – this disease causes problems in many parts of a puppies body, but primarily the digestive tract. Once symptoms start the dog can die very quickly often within 24 hours. Parvo virus lives in the soil and can stay active for up to a year. So if you have one puppy that died from it – all other puppies will likely catch it. You need to disinfect all the environment with a disinfectant that can kill the virus.
Distemper – cause by a virus – this cause damage to the respiratory tract, gastro-intestinal tract and can end up in the nervous system causing brain damage and death – it can take weeks for the dog to die. It is airborne and the virus can also be carried on clothing. Its highly contagious.
Leptospirosis– caused by a bacteria and spread through the urine of infected animals – often rats. It can live in the soil and also water for months. It is contagious to humans and can cause kidney and liver failure.
Two further diseases covered by the 5-in-1 Vaccine are Hepatitis and Parainfluenza.
Puppies can start the vaccination at 7 weeks old and need 3-4 shots ( depending on vaccine manufacturer) 2-3 weeks apart. You MUST follow the schedule or immunity does not develop fully.
These vaccines do not give 100 percent protection. If your dog is vaccinated but is sick when they encounter one of the above diseases, it’s possible that their resistance will be lowered. But for the most part, they are highly effective.
Contact us for an appointment to vaccine your puppy on 0999 885 1219 / 035 528 5015 or message us on Facebook.
Remember, all profits from Waggin Tails Vet Clinic go directly to the Dumaguete Animal Sanctuary to help them with the financial burden of saving strays in Dumaguete.