- Ringworm - If you notice hairless round patches on your dog, he may have a ringworm condition. Ringworm is caused by a fungus that can be easily transmitted from dogs to humans. To keep from contracting this condition from your infected dog, be sure to always wash your hands with…
DA2PP, also known as DHPP, is a multivalent vaccine for dogs that protects against canine distemper, adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza, canine parvovirus, and canine coronavirus.
This vaccine is usually given to puppies at 8 weeks of age, followed by 12 weeks of age, and then 16 weeks of age. This vaccine is given again at 1 year of age and then annually, or every 3 years. Some veterinarians’ recommended vaccine schedules may differ from this.
Some DHPP vaccines also contain the leptospirosis vaccine. Be sure to ask your vet if your pet should receive the DHPP with or without leptospirosis. This will depend on the incidence level in your area, your dog’s breed (some breeds tend to have adverse reactions to the leptospirosis vaccine), your dog’s lifestyle, etc.
Paracetamol or acetaminophen (trade namePanadoland Tylenol) is extremely toxic to CATS, and should not be given to them under any circumstances.
It’s always a good idea to consult with your vet before giving your pet ANY medication, even if you are a human medical professional. As the blurb above attests, even the most innocuous of medicines can be fatal if given to the wrong species. Cats are the most sensitive, but dogs are by no means immune. VSPN recently had a case study involving a doctor who gave his dog an over-the-counter pain reliever for hip dysplasia. The dog ended up dying, the poor dear :-(