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The Truth About… Dog Vaccinations

The Truth About… Dog Vaccinations

This is reposted information and not necessarily the opinion of Dreamydoodles. Dreamydoodles follows the current recommended vaccine protocol of a 5 way vaccine at 8 weeks old containing the core vaccines a couple days before our puppies go home and then we leave it up to our families and their Vets to decide on how they want to proceed with their […]

Dr. Jean Dodds’ – Recommended Vaccination Schedule

Dr. Jean Dodds’ – Recommended Vaccination Schedule

Puppies should NOT be vaccinated at LESS than 8-9 weeks but since most puppies go home at 8 weeks old their breeders will give them their first vaccines taking the choice to wait out of your hands. This is something you should talk to your breeder about. Maternal immunity lasts until 8-14 weeks of age, […]

What is Kennel Cough?

What is Kennel Cough?

Kennel Cough Kennel Cough is a common upper respiratory disease in dogs caused by one or more airborne infectious agents that irritate the interior of your dog’s throat. Symptoms will usually show themselves within three to seven days after the initial exposure and last about ten days to three weeks. Your dog can then continue […]

Puppy Do’s and Don’ts

Puppy Do’s and Don’ts

Puppy DO’s Identify your puppy with a tag placed on a collar. Tattoos can also be used. I also recommend all puppies are microchipped. Take your pet to the vet for yearly checkups. Supply your puppy with clean, fresh water at each meal and throughout the day. Keep your young puppy indoors until they’re fully vaccinated.  […]

Bringing home puppy – Puppies First Car ride!

Bringing home puppy – Puppies First Car ride!

There are possible stresses involved for all puppies and dogs when they’re going to a new home. To be prepared is key. This is a very important time in your new puppy’s life and it is important to know how you can help make the transition as smooth as possible. The following information should help […]

Finding the Best Pet Insurance Plan..

Finding the Best Pet Insurance Plan..

Pet insurance is a must have for any new pet owner because it can save you from massive veterinarian bills. You only need to pay a small premium every month to give you peace of mind and to keep away from those scary vet bills that come very quickly if your pet runs into any […]

Canine Parvovirus – Symptoms

Canine Parvovirus – Symptoms

Canine parvovirus is an acute, highly contagious disease of dogs that was first described in the early 1970s. The virus has a tendency to attack rapidly reproducing cells, such as those lining the gastrointestinal tract. For best results, patients should be hospitalized and placed on IV fluids, massive doses of antibiotics, anti-vomiting drugs, intravenous feeding and serum […]

What is Leptospirosis?

What is Leptospirosis?

Leptospirosis in Dogs What are the signs of leptospirosis in pets? The clinical signs of leptospirosis vary and are nonspecific. Sometimes pets do not have any symptoms. Common clinical signs reported in dogs include fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, refusal to eat, severe weakness and depression, stiffness, severe muscle pain, or inability to have puppies. […]

Vaccinosis By Ed Frawley

Vaccinosis By Ed Frawley

This information is reposted and written by Ed Frawley regarding Vaccines and is not necessarily the opinion of Dreamydoodles. As a breeder Dreamydoodles currently follows the recommended vaccine protocol of our vet which is 5 way vaccine at 8 weeks old containing the core vaccines administered a couple days before our puppies go home and then we leave it up […]

Coccidia and Giardia

Coccidia and Giardia

If a dog gets diarrhea as a result of parasites, the most common causes are Coccidia or Giardia. Both will cause diarrhea, but each requires different medication. Both Coccidia and Giardia are protozoan pathogens that cause the same types of symptoms, and both are contracted the fecal oral route. The only definitive way to distinguish the […]