The following is only a guide for immunizing and a list of common canine diseases. Consult your veterinarian for an immunization schedule designed specifically for your Miniature Schnauzer.
|6, 8, 10, 12 weeks||..........||Combination vaccine without leptospirosis|
|14, 16, 18 weeks||..........||Combination vaccine with leptospirosis|
|Adult Yearly Booster||..........||Use combination with leptospirosis|
In areas where Coronavirus is a problem, we recommend vaccinating for this disease at 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, and 18 weeks of age, then yearly.
In areas where Lyme is a problem, we recommend vaccinating at 13 and 15 weeks of age, then yearly.
For those who show, field trial or board their dogs, we recommend re-vaccinnating every 6 months. These particular dogs are at a higher disease risk and warrant more frequent vaccination.
For those who desire more complete canine cough protection, vaccinate with a Bordetella containing vaccine.
Rabies vaccination according to local law by your veterinarian.
Leptospirosis is a relatively rare disease that affects few dogs. Today, most people give vaccines without Lepto to puppies (those 12 weeks of age or less). It has been shown that the Lepto portion of vaccines may tie up a puppy's immune system somewhat and decrease their response to the rest of the vaccine. In the latter portion of the puppy's vaccinations schedule, vaccines with Lepto are used to protect against this disease.
Canine Distemper is a widespread, often fatal viral disease. All dogs should be vaccinated against this deadly virus. This neurological disorder is one of the most feared canine diseases in the world. All dogs, even older ones, should be vaccinated.
Canine Adenovirus (both type-1 & type-2) cause infectious hepatitis and respiratory infection. Hepatitis caused by adenovirus may cause severe liver damage or death. Adenovirus is, also an important factor in kennel cough.
Bordetella Brochiseptica (Canine Parianfluenza or Kennel Cough) is the most common bacteria implicated as a cause of respiratory disease in the canine. It is commonly involved in the development of canine cough. Frequently many patients within a household or kennel will be simultaneously infected.
Canine Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection which may lead to permanent kidney damage. The disease is easily spread to other pets and to humans.
Canine Parvovirus is a disease of widespread distribution which may cause severe dehydrating, diarrhea in dogs of varying ages. Parvovirus infection is especially dangerous for puppies.
Canine Coronavirus infection is a contagious intestinal disease causing vomiting and diarrhea in dogs of all ages.
Lyme, a bacterial disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, may be spread through direct contact and by insects such as flies, fleas and ticks. Arthritic-like symptoms may occur.
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