Vaccinations are an important preventative animal health measure. The specific
vaccinations recommended for dogs varies depending on geographic location, environment,
travel history, and the activities the animal frequently engages in. Regardless of any of
these factors, it is usually highly recommended that dogs be vaccinated against rabies,
canine parvovirus, canine distemper, and infectious canine hepatitis (using canine
adenovirus type 2 to avoid reaction). The decision on whether to vaccinate against other
diseases, including leptospirosis, Lyme disease, Bordetella bronchiseptica, parainfluenza
virus, and canine coronavirus, should be made between an owner and a veterinarian, taking
into account factors specific to the dog.
Deworming is giving of a drug (a wormer, dewormer, or drench) to a animal to rid of the of parasites, such as roundworm, flukes and tapeworm.