DireWolf Dog Vaccine/Worming

 

 

Disclaimer: We are not veterinarians. The information presented below is only a suggestion based on our years of experience raising dogs. Please use this information at your own discretion and if you have any questions, seek help from a professional certified veterinarian.


READ THIS before you vaccinate: Leerburg on Vaccinosis

 

Vaccination:

We believe that initial puppy and rabies vaccinations are important in order to give your puppy the immunity from some seriously deadly diseases. However, we are completely against rigorous yearly over-vaccination by many veterinarians. This extreme vaccination regime is absolutely unnecessary. We highly recommend that you research this for your own conclusions. At the very least, please do not just blindly believe a well-meaning veterinarian's recommendation for yearly vaccinations. Do your research on this. Your dog will thank you and if Leerburg and others are correct, you may just save your dog from some very serious harmful vaccinosis effects including: thyroid problems, epilepsy, cancer, allergy, vomiting, and other sickness symptoms. Think of it like this, if humans do not need to be vaccinated yearly, dogs and cats certainly do not, either. In fact, recent research indicates that the rabies vaccine may be effective for up to seven years. Research is still being conducted to determine if the rabies vaccine is, in fact, still effective for even longer. It is highly likely that it is. For more information on the research being conducted for the effectiveness of the rabies vaccine, please read the book: Pukka's Promise by Ted Kreosote.


 

Worming:
Dogs are gross. They eat poop, drink from mud puddles, eat dirt, roll in rotting animal debris and may even eat some. Dogs are also curious. They use their nose and mouth to explore things in their environment that intrigue them. All of these activities, which are perfectly normal dog behaviors, can lead to internal parasite infestation. When dogs have been infected with one or more parasites, they can exhibit tell-tale signs that something is not right. Some parasites cause itchy dry skin and irritating rashes. Other parasites consume the nutrients that you are feeding your dog, leaving the dog with less nutrition than they need. They may lose weight despite eating a lot. They may have a dull coat and less energy. The best way to keep an eye on your dog's health and wellness is to regularly keep tabs on your dog's stool. If your dog's excretement literally makes a cow patty type pile or is watery instead of firm or slightly soft, but still forming logs, take notice. Soft stools or diarrhea once in a while is not a cause for alarm. But, a persistent watery or cow patty shaped stool could be an internal parasite problem. If your dog has a consistently watery or cow patty type stool for three to five days in a row, bring a stool sample to the vet to make sure internal parasites are not the issue. 

The following are the medications that veterinarians prescribe for the different parasites that dogs acquire:
- Roundworms, whipworms, hookworms: pyrantel pamoate 

Common brand names include: Nemex II, Strongid
- Giardia, roundworms, whipworms, hookworms: fenbendazole
Common brand names include: Panacur, Safe-Guard
- Coccidia: sulfadimethoxine 
Common brand names include: Albon

 


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Our Puppy Vaccine/Worming Schedule:

Two weeks old: pyrantel pamoate
Four weeks old: pyrantel pamoate

Six weeks old: pyrantel pamoate
Seven weeks old: 5-in-1 vaccine [first puppy shot], fenbendazole for 5 consecutive days
Nine weeks old: 5-in-1 vaccine [second puppy shot]
Twelve weeks old: 5-in-1 vaccine [third puppy shot]
Nine months old: rabies vaccine [1 year]
One year and nine months old: rabies vaccine [3 year]
Every three years thereafter: titer test for rabies anti-bodies. 

FYI: We do not give heartworm medication to our dogs because heartworm infestation is virtually non-existent in the area in which we live. However, if you live in a warm, moist climate where temperatures do not drop down to below the low fifties at night, you should administer heartworm medication to your puppy/dog at the very least for all three summer months. Your veterinarian can help you determine how often to administer. Most veterinarians recommend administering heartworm medication year round. 

Regular stool samples should be taken to determine parasite infestation, especially if you take your dog on hiking/camping trips through the mountains and forests or live on a farm/ranch outside the city. Our recommendation: if you notice runny and/or watery stools, continue to hydrate your puppy well and immediately determine parasite infestion first by taking in a stool sample before spending thousands of dollars on other tests.

 

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DireWolf Dog puppy

 

 

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