When your English bulldog is a puppy, they get many vaccinations to ensure they become healthy and happy adults. Once they get into adulthood, though, don’t think you’re done with vaccines! Just as we humans have to get certain vaccines each year, so do your English bulldogs. Here are the vaccines you should be getting for your English bulldog:

Vaccination Shots Dogs Need Each Year

Vaccines for adult dogs can fall into two categories: core vaccinations and non-core (or recommended) vaccinations. Core vaccinations are required usually by state or federal law, while non-core vaccinations are not required but may be recommended by your vet depending on your dog’s lifestyle. They are as follows:

Core vaccinations

  • Rabies
  • Canine parvovirus
  • Distemper
  • Canine hepatitis

Non-core vaccinations

  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Leptospira bacteria

Should your dog get non-core vaccinations?

Core vaccinations are legally required, so you don’t have much choice over them. However, you do have a choice over non-core vaccinations. As we said before, these may be recommended by your vet based on your dog’s lifestyle. Usually, this has to do with how frequently your dog interacts with other dogs. So, if they attend doggie daycare, stay at a boarding kennel, or go to dog parks frequently, then it’s a good idea to your English bulldog these vaccinations. As always, though, consult your veterinarian first before making any medical decisions for your pet.

How much do vaccinations cost?

This answer depends on the type of shot and your veterinarian. The price can range to $25 to nearly a couple hundred dollars. Nevertheless, you should never skip vaccinations. These vaccinations keep your dog healthy and will also ensure other people and their dogs won’t get sick.

For more questions about how to care for your new English bulldog, contact Bulldog Angels today!