Posting ID : A1068477924
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Pets
Wow, I sure have struck a nerve on this one. THE TRUTH HURTS!!!
All you backyard breeders can keep flagging this post and I will keep reposting it. People need to know what you are doing.
There are posting after postings of all these puppies/dogs being sold for hundreds of dollars and NO Shots. Do you know what you are buying? You are buying Parvo and Distempered animals. These diseases kill unvaccinated animals and it is a very hard/cruel and devasting death.
Do not help these backyard breeders sell puppies doomed to death for lack of shots. Get proof of vaccinations so as not to have to experience this heartbreak
Parvovirus and distemper can be fatal -- vaccinate your puppy to protect him.
A diagnosis of canine parvovirus or distemper strikes fear into the hearts of dog owners. Young puppies are particularly vulnerable to these often fatal diseases. Fortunately, puppies can receive initial shots for "parvo" and distemper just about the time they are weaned from their mothers. Ideally, your puppy should have his first vaccination before you bring him home. If not, schedule an appointment with your vet as soon as possible. Both diseases are highly contagious.
What Is a Canine Distemper/Parvo Vaccination?
While commonly called canine distemper vaccination, this vaccine typically protects your pet against more than just distemper. That's because it is actually a combination of vaccines in one injection that will protect your pet from several serious diseases.
Canine distemper is considered a core vaccine. This means that, because canine distemper is a serious, highly contagious disease with a high death rate, organized veterinary medicine has determined that all dogs should be protected from this disease.
The exact combination of your dog's distemper combination vaccine depends on your dog's age and individual disease-risk profile, but in general, the most important diseases to protect against are canine distemper, canine adenovirus-2 infection (hepatitis and respiratory disease), canine parvovirus infection, and parainfluenza. The abbreviation for this combination vaccine is frequently written as "DHPPV," "DHPP," "DA2PP," or "DA2PPV" on your pet's health records. The letters in these abbreviations are defined as follows:
D = Canine distemper virus. Infection with this virus is serious, with a death rate approaching 50% in untreated dogs. The virus attacks the respiratory, digestive, and brain/nervous systems of dogs.
H = Hepatitis. Since this vaccine protects against canine adenovirus-2 and adenovirus-1, it is often referred to as A2. Canine adenovirus-1 causes canine infectious hepatitis, a serious disease that affects the liver.
Canine adenovirus-2 causes respiratory disease and is one of the infectious agents commonly associated with canine infectious tracheobronchitis, also known as kennel cough.
A2 = Canine adenovirus-2. This virus causes a respiratory disease in dogs (see above).
P = Parvovirus. Infection with this virus is highly contagious and serious, with a death rate approaching 90% in untreated dogs. The virus attacks the digestive and immune systems of unvaccinated animals, causing debilitating diarrhea and vomiting.
P = Parainfluenza. This is a mild respiratory viral disease in dogs. V = Virus.
Therefore, a notation of "DA2PPV," "DA2PP," "DHPP," or "DHPPV" in your pet's vaccination record generally means that your pet was vaccinated against canine distemper, hepatitis (canine adenovirus-2 and -1), parvovirus, and parainfluenza.