When to Vaccinate Your Dog: A Guide

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Just like in human medicine, vaccinations are designed to help protect your pet from many dangerous, and potentially fatal diseases including rabies and lyme disease. Some of these vaccines are administered annually at your pet’s yearly appointment, some vaccines are given every 6 months, and, finally, a few are done every three years. But, remembering when to vaccinate your dog can be a bit overwhelming for many folks. This is where your pet’s trusty veterinary office comes in! Knowing when and how often these vaccines should be administered, along with maintaining other healthy habits, will help you keep your pet happy and healthy for as long as possible.

But exactly how do vaccines work?