The vaccine is very useful to keep your puppy secure from multiple diseases. Disease-causing germs are present in every kind of environment that include backyard, veterinary office, Dog Park, grooming salon, and pet store. If the Chihuahua is not vaccinated, it is susceptible to many diseases such as bacterial infection, canine adenovirus, rabies, distemper, and various bacterial as well as viral infection.
About vaccination: Vaccines are not 100% effectual but a vaccine is still useful to prevent many diseases. The vaccine is capable of activating the response of the dog’s immune system which lessens the risk of imminent infection. There are different types of vaccine are available, some are useful to protect the dog from the single disease while some are effective to protect your Chihuahua from multiple infections. Vaccines are designed to kill or change the pathogen.
Difference between core and non-core vaccines: There are two types of canine vaccines: core and non-core. Core vaccines are very effective to prevent different bacterial and viral diseases. While non-core vaccines are discretionary and it also depends on the dog’s requirement. Various factors are involved in it that include contact of Chihuahua with other animals, health, geographic location, etc.
Here is the list of core vaccines which are effective for your Chihuahua
- Canine distemper virus
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine adenovirus type 2
Non-core vaccines include
- Lyme disease
- Canine Influenza Virus