Importance of Vaccines for White Golden Retriever


Importance of Vaccines for your puppy

Vaccines are a controversial topic these days with some thinking that they cause worse diseases and are not necessary.   We believe that they absolutely are necessary EVEN if you keep your puppy inside.   All it takes is a sniff of an infected dog (neighbor that does not pick up his dogs feces) and  your White Golden Retriever puppies can come down with Parvovirus, Distemper, Whip worm or worse. You need to be especially careful if you bring your pets to a dog park or campground. 

Vaccines are a weakened or killed version of bacteria or virus that is injected into a dog's immune system to stimulate the creation of antibodies that block against disease. Puppies have a natural immunity from their mother's milk but this immunity wears off over time and so the puppies need vaccinations to bolster the immune system and prevent disease and illness.

Recommended Core Puppy Vaccines and Worming

  • Parvovirus: The parvo vaccine protects against a deadly but common virus, especially in puppies, that is highly contagious through contact with infected animals stool. The virus attacks the intestines and causes severe diarrhea and vomiting which can lead to dehydration and death. 
  • Distemper: This deadly contagious disease is caused by the virus CDV and has no cure. Distemper mostly affects puppies and attacks multiple systems including the respiratory and central nervous systems.
  • Rabies: A fatal and incurable disease, the rabies virus attacks the nervous system of dogs that have been exposed to the saliva of an infected animal through an open wound or bite. Rabies vaccines should always be kept up to date.
  • Worms:  Worms can make your puppy sick and can eventually cause death if left untreated.

Recommended worming

When you receive your puppy he/she will have received his/her first 2 puppy shots and 2 de-wormings.  These shots/ wormings are given at 6 weeks and 8 weeks.
  • Canine Adenovirus/Hepatitis,
  • Canine Parvovirus,
  • Distemper
We use                    which kills the common worms.


Please see your vet at 12 weeks for their last puppy shot, a Rabies shot and get them on a Heartworm pill that also prevents hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm.  You should also have your vet recommend a monthly worming medicine for all other types of worms.

At this point your vet should put them on a checkup schedule and give them shots accordingly.