Why should I vaccinate my pet?

Why should I vaccinate my pet?

Vaccination is the safest, easiest and least painful way for you to protect your pet from numerous diseases, many of which have a fatal without prior immunization.

Vaccination is a mandatory method of prevention and is carried out in accordance with a species-specific schedule. By placing several injections during its youth, your pet steadily develops a strong defence against some of the most cruel of illnesses: rabies, plague, parvovirosis.

At M&B Clinic We work with the following plans:

For puppies

  • Deworming on the 20th day
  • Deworming on the 30th day
  • First vaccine
  • Second vaccine
  • Third vaccine

For kittens

  • Deworming on the 30th day
  • Deworming on the 60th day
  • First vaccine
  • Second vaccine

The first vaccine for puppies is injected between the ages of 42 and 45 days. It protects them from canine distemper (canine plague) and parvovirosis. Kittens receive their first vaccine at 90 days of age and it shields them from panleukopenia (feline plague), clicivirosis and infectious rhinotracheitis.

The second vaccine for puppies must be placed when they are 60-65 days of age and “teaches” their cells to how to fight leptosirosis, infectious hepatitis and parainfluenza. Kittens must receive their second vaccine at 120 days of age, in order to gain immunity to rabies. In both cases the vaccine repeats the “lessons” from the first vaccine.

The third vaccine is injected when the puppies are 90 days old. It repeats the “lessons” from the previous vaccines and gives their immune system knowledge about rabies.

After the last vaccine all animals must be vaccinated against rabies after one full year,
in accordance with the law of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Every animal, regardless of its age, can begin a vaccination procedure, if it is healthy. If you have recently adopted your little friend, observe it for 2-3 days. If it displays worrisome signs or if there are parasites in its feces, notify the veterinarian immediately.

How can I tell that my animal is unwell?

Before the beginning and two weeks after the end of the vaccination procedure your pet should not have contact with other animals or the outside world. This allows its immune system to calmly grow strong.

Although an exceptional rarity, owners should be aware that some animals may develop an allergic reaction. It manifests with swelling around the the eyes and muzzle, heavy breathing, rashes and unease. If this happens, bring your pet to the clinic immediately!

Thanks to the decades of strict vaccination of hundreds of animals today
the rabies virus does not exists in Bulgaria, while canine distemper is an anomaly.
However, this does not mean that these viruses can not enter our country from the outside.
For this reason, We strongly advice you to adhere to the immunisation plan of your pet!