VACCINATION IN POMERANIAN DOGS – POM-TIPS (II)
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Here we are again with the second part of the post about vaccination in Pomeranian dogs. In the first part that we published and if you did not see it, you can read it by clicking here, we talked about the moment you have to get your Pomeranians vaccinated, suggesting a practical vaccinations calendar, and we told you which adverse reactions could have in their bodies.
In this second part, we want to share with you some ‘Pom-tips’ related to vaccination, tips that we were given in his day, which were very good to Colette:
- Make sure that the previous owner or breeder of your Pomeranian has respected the vaccinations calendar, that is to say, that he/she has the vaccines that correspond to his age. You can check it in his/her vaccination card.
- Even thought just a simple shot may include five, six, seven or even eight vaccines at the same time (polyvalent vaccines), many breeders and veterinarians recommend including less vaccines in each shot, especially in the protocols of vaccination in puppies. That is, including the vaccines of the 2 and 3 months in separate shots (univalent vaccines), although this means more visits to the veterinarian, so as not to negatively endanger the immune system of the still immature puppy.
- You can start to give him/her Rescue Remedy drops one week before the visit to the veterinarian for vaccination. The easiest way to get that your Pomeranian take them is putting two drops a day and mix them in his/her water bowl. For those who don’t know it, Rescue Remedy is the best known combination within the ‘Bach flowers’ composed of five floral essences. This natural preparation, which has not side effects, will help our Pomeranians to find the calm they need to better cope with a stress or anxiety situation, such as a visit to the veterinarian.
- Until he/she have all the vaccinations, that is, up to 4 months, avoid the contact of your puppy with other animals. That doesn’t mean that you don’t go out from home, because the puppy needs to go outside to get used to the sounds, smells, etc., but when you go out, always carry him/her in your arms and avoid the contagion areas, such as the parks. Because some virus, such as parvovirus, can remain in the ground for six months after an infected dog has eliminated the virus in his/her feces.
- And respect the deadlines for vaccines reinforcement, especially during the first year, and … always!
We hope that our ‘Pom-tips’ will help you.