When your pup goes to his veterinarian for his semi-annual checkup, the vet will discuss core versus non-core vaccinations with you. Core vaccinations are immunizations that are recommended for almost all dogs whereas non-core vaccinations are recommended based on risk of contracting the illness.
Distemper, parvovirus, and rabies are examples of core vaccines. Leptospirosis is a non-core vaccination for dogs in many areas. However, veterinarians are starting to see more cases of this illness, and it’s important to consider the vaccine for your pup. What is leptospirosis and why is it becoming an increasing problem in veterinary medicine?