Summary: Puppies are very susceptible to life threatening diseases that can easily be prevented with vaccinations. Simple prevention through proper puppy vaccinations is a necessity.
Puppies are wonderful and curious leading them to explore everything, everywhere, and every other animal. This exploring increases their possible exposure to diseases. Puppies are very susceptible to life threatening diseases that can easily be prevented with vaccinations. A nursing puppy receives lifesaving antibodies from its mother if she is properly immunized. These antibodies gradually decrease leaving the puppy very susceptible to disease.
Puppy vaccinations help in preventing disease not in curing a disease. Vaccines contain bacteria or viruses that have been chemically changed. So that later, if your dog comes in contact with that disease, the antibodies your pet has received through vaccinations will help destroy the viruses or bacteria in those diseases. Most puppy vaccinations require a series of immunizations at intervals of three to four weeks and an annual booster.
Your veterinarian may suggest additional puppy vaccinations depending on what part of the country you live in. Puppies should have all the series of vaccinations before letting them around other dogs. Important: You must be careful where you take your puppy until it is fully vaccinated. Many veterinarians strongly recommend that you keep puppies away from public places until they are fully immunized. If you ever consider not vaccinating your pet, ask yourself if you would rather deal with high fevers, diarrhea, seizures and possibly watching your dog die a miserable death after a horrible illness.
When you have your pet routinely vaccinated, you are helping to prevent the spread of infectious disease. Most states require by law that all pets get the rabies vaccine because rabies can be transmitted to humans.