The immune system
This is where you should start if you want to understand how vaccination works. It is made up of three successive lines of defense. The last one, the most powerful, must “learn” what its enemy is before it delivers on its full power. Discover what “learn” actually means!
What are the different types of vaccines? How do they activate the immune system? What is passive immunity? How to choose the route of administration and the injection site? How to adapt the vaccination program to the age of your dog or cat?
Canine core vaccines
They are those that should be administered to ALL DOGS, whatever the situation. They are live attenuated vaccines that protect dogs against contagious viruses that may cause severe diseases: parvovirus, adenovirus 1 & 2, rabies virus and distemper virus.
Dog non-core vaccines
The vaccines that do not belong to the core vaccines list are optional or non-core vaccines. They should only be administered upon consideration of the risks your dog runs. They protect against the parainfluenza and influenza viruses or Bordetella, Borrelia and Leptospira bacteria.
Cat core vaccines
Whatever their lifestyle or age, ALL CATS should receive feline core vaccines. They protect against severe and sometimes lethal infections caused by feline panleucopenia and rabies viruses, herpesvirus and calicivirus.Learn what they are…