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#1 Stef

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:57 PM

I did not want boosters for Stella but my vet talked me into it. I have always vaccinated on a 3 year rotation but I'm wondering what everyone else's vets think. :)
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Posted 25 January 2016 - 08:05 PM

first vaccination is for one year.  Next is for 3 years.  Or a titters to check and see if they need another.

 

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 02:54 PM

I follow a minimal vaccine protocol as suggested by Dr. Ronald Schultz, Dr. Jean Dodds, and many others, based on scientific research.  I would do a puppy series of core vaccinations, a rabies at about four months of age, a booster of all of those at about one year (but rabies done separately by a few weeks).  I may or may not do a booster three years after that, but then it would only be titers about once every three years.  Titers will tell you if your dog is protected or not.  It is a simple blood draw that is sent to a lab like IDEXX or MSU or Hemopet.  I've been doing this for quite a few years, and when I first asked, my vet knew nothing about it, but she worked with me and we figured it out.  Rabies is the only exception.  I continue to do a three-year rabies, only because state law requires it.  There are other non-core vaccines that one may want to consider, depending on your circumstances (like lepto, Lyme, bordetella).

 

I'm not giving advice, just saying what I do, since the question came up.  If you don't mind doing a little searching on the Internet, there is lots of information out there.  You could Google something like "canine vaccination guidelines."


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