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Dog vaccines: what diseases to protect him from?

Serious diseases

All dogs should be immunized against distemper, contagious hepatitis (also known as Rubarth hepatitis) and parvovirus.

Parvovirus

Parvovirus causes acute haemorrhagic gastroenteritis and is highly contagious. This disease causes major epidemics and many puppy deaths. Parvovirus is very resistant in the external environment, which facilitates contagion. This is why all dogs must be vaccinated.

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial disease that can also affect humans. Dogs are most often infected in water contaminated with rodent urine. If you have a hunting dog or if you often go to wet areas with your dog, it is essential to have your dog vaccinated against leptospirosis.

Rabies

Rabies is a deadly viral disease that affects all mammals including dogs, cats and humans.

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