Just as we wouldn't over-vaccinate humans, we shouldn't over-vaccinate our dogs. Overvaccination of dogs has been linked to an increase in cancer and other disorders in recent years. In addition, flea and tick treatments have caused severe disease in several dogs, necessitating hospitalization and even death.
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While we emphasize the importance of socializing your puppy during their first 16 weeks of life, it is also critical to understand how to do it properly so that your puppy is not exposed to hazardous infections that can make them extremely sick, such as parvo. Parvo is known for killing pups, and it may unfortunately be found in locations like PetSmart, Petco, dog parks, veterinarian offices, and the pound. To be deemed "vaccinated" against parvo and distemper, your puppy will require three shots.
Before you pick them up, they'll get the first two rounds of vaccinations. You'll give them the third round of vaccines when they're 12 weeks old, and the fourth and final vaccine when they're 16-18 weeks old. Your puppy will not be entirely protected against parvo and distemper until he or she has had the fourth vaccination at the age of 16 weeks. So you'll need to keep a close eye on where your puppy travels and what he or she is exposed to till then. We also recommend that you keep the rabies vaccination separate.
Your puppy will have the following vet care before you pick him/her up:
To ensure they are healthy as possible.
First Questions to Ask The VetThe market for pet insurance is quite new. It's comparable to human health insurance, but it's for dogs. Many firms provide pet insurance with varying levels of coverage from which to pick. An attachment for Trupanion Pet Insurance is attached. This firm has a long history and a strong reputation. If you join up within a 24-hour window on either side of taking your puppy home, they will give you a 30-day trial period. We recommend Trupanion because they have the best coverage for our dogs.
Deworming & Parasite Prevention
At Setareh Yorkies we start our deworming protocol from before your puppies are conceived. We have carefully tailored our deworming & parasite prevention protocol under the guidance of our Veterinarian. We dose our mothers with dewormers seasonally, at breeding, while pregnant. Our puppies start their deworming at 3 weeks old and are dewormed weekly until 8 weeks of age. You may see our exact protocol on our Medical Record shown above & Below
Dirt or excrement that has become infected can harbor roundworms. Mothers can pass it on to their puppies both before and after delivery through nursing. This parasite, which resembles spaghetti and is about 12 cm long, can give the appearance of having a potbelly. Weight loss, weakness, nausea, diarrhea, or mucus in the stool, as well as stunted growth, are possible symptoms.
One of the most harmful intestinal parasites is hookworm. Mothers can pass it on to their puppies both before and after delivery through nursing. The degree of your puppy's lethargic state may help you identify it.
You should also keep an eye out for symptoms like anemia, low appetite, and bloody, black tar-like stools.
When a puppy consumes the larvae of a tapeworm from a host animal—such as a flea or a mouse—it can become infected. Small, rice-like segments can be found in their stool or around their anus, but there are no overt symptoms.
Your puppy may overeat due to mature tapeworms, but they won't gain any weight.
Whipworm will enter your puppy's digestive system and result in persistent inflammation of the bowels. You might experience diarrhea, weight loss, and mucus in your stools.
Tiny single-celled parasites called coccidia reside in the intestinal wall of your dog. Although they are more common in puppies, they can also infect cats and older dogs.
Dogs can contract an infection by consuming coccidia-containing soil or other environmental materials that might contain dog feces. Puppies are most frequently affected by coccidia, so it's critical to have them checked for the parasite as soon as possible. A fecal test can be used by your veterinarian to identify coccidiosis. Your veterinarian can prescribe effective medication to your dog if it has coccidia.
Can my dog be affected by coccidia?
Dogs may not show any symptoms of coccidia, but puppies are typically more severely affected. Diarrhea is the most typical symptom of coccidiosis. Bloody diarrhea may be a symptom of more serious infections. severe infections—particularly in young dogs.
What can I do to keep my dog from contracting coccidia?
By routinely clearing your dog's feces from your yard and other locations where they relieve themselves, you can avoid coccidial infections.
GIARDIA IN CANINE
A single-celled parasite called Giardia inhabits the intestines of dogs. Although it most often affects puppies, it can also infect older dogs. Dogs contract the disease when they ingest Giardia, which can be found in contaminated water or other materials. It can also be contracted from birds, bird baths, or from hens, ducks, or other birds that have visited your property and carried the parasite. drinking while camping from a dirty stream.
Giardia is a contagious disease that up to half of puppies will get at some point in their lives, but it is easily treated. Can my dog be affected by Giardia?
Many dogs that have Giardia do not develop any symptoms. Diarrhea is typically the outcome of Giardiasis, a disease brought on by a Giardia infection.
How can I keep Giardia from infecting my dog?
A safe and clean drinking water source for your dog is the best defense against Giardia infection. It's crucial to keep dogs away from water sources where other animals have deposited their waste.
To determine whether your dog has giardiasis, your veterinarian can test the excrement of the dog. Your veterinarian can recommend a safe and efficient treatment to manage the Giardia infection in your dog. Pick up your dog's excrement as soon as possible to stop the spread of Giardia (and other parasites). Make sure to use gloves, a bag over your hand, or a scooping device to prevent coming into contact with the excrement.
Products we use:
Cocciguard:Applied to food daily
Safeguard (fenbendazole): At breeding (7 days), Day 47 pregnancy (7 days)
Toltrazuril: At breeding (2 days) Day 47 pregnancy (2 Days)
Cocciguard: Applied to food daily
Safeguard (fenbendazole): Week 3 (3 days), Week 5 (5 days), Week 7 (7 days)
Toltrazuril: Week 4 (1 day) Week 6 (2 days), Week 8 (2 days)
Flea & Tick Medication
***Please Note, if you live in Utah, you do not have to worry about Fleas unless you are traveling outside of Utah to an area where they are prevalent. Same with Ticks, unless you live in an area infested wtih Deer, or go hiking/camping a lot you don't need to worry about ticks. In 45 years of living in Utah, I've never had a tick on one of my personally owned dogs.
To prevent flea and tick issues, your veterinarian may suggest medications like Bravecto, Nexguard, Simparica, and Trifexis, as well as generic versions of these drugs. Please bear in mind that the items listed above will void your puppy's health warranty. A rising number of these products are causing neurological problems in dogs, including seizures and even death. When you sign your puppy's contract with us, you'll be asked to agree that your puppy will never be given specific flea/tick products like Bravecto, Nexguard, Simparica, or Trifexis, or generic versions of these medicines.
We propose Frontline Plus or going completely natural with Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth and Wondercide in place of these products. If you believe your yard has fleas or ticks, it's a good idea to treat it with Food Grade DE before bringing your puppy home. The Food Grade DE website has a lot of information on how to use Food Grade DE to treat your yard. Just don't inhale it; it's harmful to your lungs. When using, wear a face mask and ensure that no animals or anyone are exposed to the airborne dust. There are several advantages to going natural.
Learn More about the dangers of Flea & Tick Medications Here:
Food Grade Diatamaceous Earth Website
Trupanion Pet Insurance
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