Giving immunization to your pets is the best way to protect their health, including giving the DAPP shot for dogs. It would help to prevent various diseases that could lead to potentially fatal conditions. It is also important to follow the vaccinations for the puppy on the date scheduled by the veterinarian to get maximum immunity protection. DAPP usually is given when the pup is at six to eight weeks of age. It provides protection from diseases such as canine distemper, adenovirus, para-influenza and parvo.
How many DAPP shots for dogs are differing according to their health history and vet’s suggestion. But the common advice is to continuously giving the immunization every three weeks or a month until your puppy reached sixteen weeks old. After it has administered, it is recommended for your pet to take it one year later and then once every three years. Remember that many vaccines need ‘boosters’ once or more, in order to be effective. The first shot will increase the immune system for the next one. So, take note to give the vaccines in timely manner to prevent losing the increasing effect of the shot. It is usually done within a month or four weeks, or else the effect will wear off and as a result, you should start all over again.
DAPP shot for dogs stands for the Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza acronym. Here’s what each of the prevention do:
- Distemper: a disease that spread virally and attacks various bodily systems of your pets, including nervous and respiratory system. It also affects physical areas such as the teeth, eyes, foot pads, etc. It is often resulting in fatal condition and can lead to life-long problems.
- Adenovirus: the virus is divided by two types. Type 1 is the hepatitis which is a life-threatening disease. Type 2 is the condition that causes respiratory and ocular disease.
- Parvovirus: virus that resulting in serious diarrhea and vomiting that can lead to death. It attacks growing cells rapidly. The virus cause infection that could ended up fatally, unless it is treated intensively. Many dogs are still infected through these days.
- Parainfluenza: the virus that is part of canine kennel cough. It causes problem of respiratory disease
Immunization might be a confusing subject for a lot of pet owners. Consult to your vet to get general overview of it. To get the DAPP shot for dogs, your pets may need to be examined first through check-up, so the vaccination can be scheduled and adjusted according to their needs and lifestyles.