Have your Dogs had their Coronavirus Vaccination ?


Responsible Dog owners would often provide a good home, food, and vaccines for their puppies to keep them away from deadly diseases.  Most often vaccines are advised by your veterinary but it is up to you to ensure that your dogs are vaccinated with the core vaccines. For example, your vet might suggest Rabbis vaccines for your Dog but it is actually up to you to take your dogs for the vaccination. Going to the vet repeatedly over several months for vaccinations, and then for boosters or throughout the lifetime of your dog may be inconveniencing to you. But you should know that it is absolutely necessary to ensure your dogs are free of diseases. There are lots of vaccines that are sometimes confusing but as a way of promoting the welfare of dogs at MyDogData we have simplified it for you. There are core vaccines and optional once. In this article, we would talk about the most essential dog vaccination and also the Canine Coronavirus vaccines.


Canine Distemper

This is a highly dangerous and contagious disease that attacks the respiratory system of your dog's gastrointestinal (GI), and nervous systems. It also affects other animals such as raccoons and skunks. Infected dogs can transmit it to uninfected dogs through contact with poops, shared food, and water bowl. The symptoms include vomiting, coughs, and diarrhea. But in very severe cases it can cause seizures, twitching, paralysis, and, often, death. It is highly important that you vaccinate your dogs against distemper and keep your dog away from unvaccinated dogs.


Canine Coronavirus vaccines

This disease seems to be the new kid on the block but did you know that it has existed in dogs for many years?  The coronavirus comes in various strains and scientists have researched that it mutates over time and becomes more deadly. The strain that affects dogs is the Canine Coronavirus while other strains have mutated over the years into COVID 19 and is currently ravaging the world. It is still a mystery that despite its deadliness more than 90 percent of dog owners do not vaccinate their dogs against it and more than 95 percent of people are completely unaware of the virus. This disease can cause respiratory issues in dogs, diarrhea and lethargy. In some dogs, it is short-lived while others can shed the virus for as much as 6 months.


Canine Coronavirus Vaccinations are designed to protect your dogs against illnesses and also to protect you. Did you know that when humans are exposed to various strains of the coronavirus it can mutate and become more deadly? This is probably the reason why the countries with the highest number of dogs per household are mostly affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak. The first strain of the coronavirus came in 1918 when an estimated 500 million (About one-fourth of the entire 2 billion world population by then) people got infected. Officially it was estimated that the virus killed between 17 – 50 million people around the world. However unofficial record has it that about 100 million people died of it.  The Spanish flu has mutated to the COVID-19 strain killing about 45,000 and infecting 850, 000 people globally as at when this article was written.


Canine coronavirus Vaccinations work by injecting your dogs with a small number of infectious organisms as with other vaccines. Your dog’s immune system would recognize them as foreign bodies and begin to fight them. Your dog’s body would then develop antibodies against it and ensure your dogs are completely safe from it. As a responsible dog owner, you must endeavor to vaccinate your dogs against the novel coronavirus. This would go a long way in protecting you as well.  You would not be exposed to the canine coronavirus strain and mutations would reduce if every dog owner would vaccinate their dogs against this disease.

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Canine Hepatitis

This is an infectious disease that attacks the kidneys, liver, lungs, and spleen of your dogs. Even though hepatitis affects humans this canine disease is completely unrelated to that of humans. An infected dog would usually exhibit the following symptoms, Fever, vomiting, abdomen enlargement, jaundice and pains around the body. You should know that your dogs can die of the disease if not vaccinated against it.



This is a highly infectious bacterium that causes severe fits of vomiting and coughing in dogs. In severe cases, it can cause seizures and eventual death. This disease is the primary cause of kennel coughs in unvaccinated dogs. It is important to keep your dog away from unvaccinated dogs or crowded dog parks.




There is a hearth worm prevention vaccine that is giving to dogs around 12 – 16 weeks of age. These worms lodge in the hearth of your dogs and could be very dangerous. They invade the arteries in the heart that sends blood to the lungs. They can also move around other parts of the body and invade organs such and your dog’s lungs, kidney and they could be as long as 14 inches if not eliminated. The symptoms include cough, lethargy, kidney failure and it can result in sudden death if not treated. Always vaccinate your dogs against hearth worm as a responsible dog owner.



This disease is primarily caused by bacteria and even though it can be fatal in some dogs some would show no symptoms of it altogether. It is a zoonotic disease meaning it can be transmitted from animals to humans therefore you need to vaccinate your dogs against it. The symptoms include fever, diarrhea, abdominal pains, muscle pains, kidney failure, vomiting, loss of appetite and lots more.


Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease and it is highly infectious. It is caused by a deadly bacteria called a spirochete. Symptoms in dogs include limping, fever and temperature rise, loss of appetite and lots more. This disease can also affect the hearth of your dogs, their kidneys and other organs. Vets usually treat it with antibiotics but prevention through vaccination is the surest safety measure for you.


The dreaded Parvovirus is dogs and the owner’s greatest enemy. It is highly contagious and could kill your active puppy in as little as 4 days. It affects young dogs less than four months but could also attack older dogs therefore you need to vaccinate your dogs against this dreaded disease. The virus would attack the gastrointestinal system and creates a loss of appetite, vomiting, fever, and often severe, bloody diarrhea. Some dogs may experience extreme dehydration and would die whiten 2 to 4 days.


Rabbis are a zoonotic disease and can be lethal for dogs and humans. It invades the central nervous systems of your dogs and causes severe headaches, anxiety, hallucinations, excessive drooling, fear of water, paralysis, and death. In most cases, it is transmitted when an infected dog bites an uninfected dog. Most countries require dog owners to vaccinate their dogs annually while some mandate it for 6 months others at least once in two years. Please consult your vet on Rabies vaccination in your region.



DogData dog Vaccination schedule

Dog Age              Recommended Vaccinations                                    Optional Vaccinations

6 — 9 weeks       Distemper, parainfluenza                                                           Bordetella

9 — 13 weeks     DHPP (distemper, adenovirus [hepatitis],                               Bordetella,

parainfluenza, and parvovirus)     Coronavirus, Leptospirosis,

Lyme disease

13 — 25 weeks   `              Rabies, Coronavirus, Lyme disease, Leptospirosis              

12 — 16 months               Coronavirus, Rabies, DHPP Leptospirosis,                              Bordetella

 Lyme disease

Every 1 — 2 years             Coronavirus, DHPP, Leptospirosis,                                            Lyme disease

Every 1 — 3 years             Rabies (or as required by the laws of your country or state)            


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