VACCINATION IN POMERANIAN DOGS (I)
EXPLANATORY NOTE! This kind of posts regarding health and nutrition, which you will find in Pom Pom Dog, are written after having consulted several specialized texts and read different opinions. That is the reason why in case of doubt or problem, ask ALWAYS your veterinarian.
Taking advantage of the fact that we took Colette to the veterinarian to be vaccinated today, we find interesting to explain you in a simple way, through a practical vaccinations calendar, in which moment you have to get your Pomeranian vaccinated, as well as tell you which are the adverse reactions in their little bodies to these vaccines. This information will be especially useful to those who have puppies or who will have them soon in your homes, and for those who already have adult Pomeranians, it never hurts to remember it.
Since dogs are born and up to their month and a half, puppies won’t need to be vaccinated since the antibodies received through the placenta during pregnancy and through mother’s milk during breastfeeding protect them. However, from this month and a half, puppies will lose their immunity and therefore, they will need to be vaccinated.
Before being vaccinated, the veterinarian will make a medical examination (mucosa, ganglia, abdomen and temperature control) to ensure that they are healthy and can be vaccinated.
1 MONTH AND A HALF
Polyvalent Vaccine (booster)
Polyvalent Vaccine (booster)
|Traqueobronchitis (kennel cough)|
Attention! Although these vaccines that we have just indicated are the recommended ones to ensure the health of our Pomeranian, only the vaccine against rabies is mandatory in Spain, liable to a fine. Therefore, it is important that you know which vaccines are obligatory in the country in which you reside or the country to which you are going to travel with your Pomeranian. For this the best thing you can do is asking your veterinarian or inform yourself on the website of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, which has a classification by country. Be careful and check well the health requirements (vaccines, parasite control or others) not only to enter the foreign country, but also to return to your country of origin, because sometimes there are different health requirements.
On the other hand, it is not the general rule and, of course, we don’t want this to happen but it is important to recognize what are the usual effects of the vaccine, and which are not, to be ready and go to the vet.
Ideally, after vaccination, you stay for half an hour near the veterinarian clinic going, for example, for a quite walk, to check that he/she doesn’t suffer any adverse reaction during the time the vaccine is going into his/her blood. Anyway, you must leave your dog calm and not impose dynamic activities or sports during the 24 to 48 hours after vaccination to rest.
- Minor side effects 🙂 : On the same day, and the days following the vaccination, it is very possible that our Pomeranian is in a situation of lethargy, sleeping more than usual, has itching and even a small cyst in the area where he/she has been given the shot.
- Serious side effects 🙁 : If in addition to fever, you see that he/she suffers from pain, vomiting o breathing difficulties, your dog may be suffering from anaphylaxis, a reactio that cause collapse of the cardiovascular respiratory system, making that he/she fall into shock
Nota Bene: Considering the spring-summer period that begins, we want to remind you about the prevention of fleas and ticks, or of much more serious diseases like the filaria, or more commonly known as the “heart worm”, to leishmaniosis, from which we already wrote a post and you can return to read by clicking here, or even Lyme disease which, like the previous ones, can also affect humans. To better protect your dog, it is advisable to administer regularly antiparasitic, especially during spring-summer. Think also after a walk, in inspecting his/her fur (neck, ears, chin, legs, tail, etc.) to check that there are no parasites or a suspicious reaction in the epidermis due to an insect bite.
And here our last post. We also want to give you some small “Pom-tips” to take into account when the time for vaccination arrives, tips that we were given and were very good for Colette. But since we don’t want this post to be never-ending, we will leave it for the next post 😉