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Vaccine protocol of choice

Always a topic of great discussion, I was wondering what the folks here adhere to...whether it be a directive from your vet's or of personal favor.

I would like to hear about WHAT is administered and HOW OFTEN.

Of course, TITERS are a viable part of the equation and can be mentioned in conjunction.

We all know about Rabies mandates, so no need to embellish.

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in new puppies:

I give first set of shots at 9 weeks
intervet puppy distemper parvo only

second set at 15 weeks same vaccine

rabies no earlier than 6 mos of age

I do one year boosters same vaccine

I do rabies as mandated by law

everything else is titered every three years

I do NOT give any other vaccines... no lyme, giardia, bordatella, influenza .... none of that

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in new puppies:

I give first set of shots at 9 weeks
intervet puppy distemper parvo only

second set at 15 weeks same vaccine

rabies no earlier than 6 mos of age

I do one year boosters same vaccine

I do rabies as mandated by law

everything else is titered every three years

I do NOT give any other vaccines... no lyme, giardia, bordatella, influenza .... none of that
This is exactly what I would do too !!



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This is a great thread for new puppy owners such as myself. Could I ask what the reasoning is behind your preferred schedules? Our pup comes home in three weeks and I want to be able to discuss this with my vet.


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Shalva - my Bertie is scheduled to have his Rabies vax at 4.5 months. Would you absolutely recommend that it be bumped off until 6 months? <- I'll talk to my vet when I go in on Monday for his second round of shots, but as far as the reasoning for holding off an extra couple months? Doesn't that mean your puppy will get the 1 year booster 2 months sooner than he would have?

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Shalva - my Bertie is scheduled to have his Rabies vax at 4.5 months. Would you absolutely recommend that it be bumped off until 6 months? <- I'll talk to my vet when I go in on Monday for his second round of shots, but as far as the reasoning for holding off an extra couple months? Doesn't that mean your puppy will get the 1 year booster 2 months sooner than he would have?
what do you mean about the 2 mos. booster ????

I give the one year booster not at a year of age but at a year from the date of the final puppy shot... if that is what you mean??? and I do the rabies a year from the date of the first.. I don't do it by age of the dog ... I do it by date of the shots if that is what you are asking???

oh yeah I do not give rabies prior to six months ever... I want a more mature immune system as the rabies can be a rough one

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I followed the same schedule that Shalva does whenever I had a puppy...although I do wait on the first rabies as close to a year old as possible. My last dog that I had as a pup got her first rabies at 11 months.

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This is a great thread for new puppy owners such as myself. Could I ask what the reasoning is behind your preferred schedules? Our pup comes home in three weeks and I want to be able to discuss this with my vet.


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My goal is go give as few vaccines as possible and keep my dog protected... I think as a whole puppies are highly over vaccinated and in a breed that is so cancer prone I don't want to give many vaccines... if you give a vaccine to young you actually negate the immunity they get from the mother so you don't want to do that....

I generally follow Jean Dodds recommendations I do not however do a 12 week booster I prefer to only give the two shots as puppies

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what do you mean about the 2 mos. booster ????

I give the one year booster not at a year of age but at a year from the date of the final puppy shot... if that is what you mean??? and I do the rabies a year from the date of the first.. I don't do it by age of the dog ... I do it by date of the shots if that is what you are asking???

oh yeah I do not give rabies prior to six months ever... I want a more mature immune system as the rabies can be a rough one
That's probably what I was asking. Doh.

Please keep in mind it's been 4+ years since I did this last, and hopefully another 10 years before the next pup.

I'll talk with the vet on Monday to see if I can push off the rabies vax by a couple months.

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I'll talk with the vet on Monday to see if I can push off the rabies vax by a couple months.
I am going to pick on you for a minute.... (smile) because I think this is an important point for people to understand and you brought it up and I can't help myself lol

but you said I'll talk to the vet and see IF I can push it off a couple months...
well see my reaction to that is... of course you can... the vet works for you and this is YOUR dog...

I think it is important for folks to know that htey make the medical decisions regarding their dogs... here in NH the law says they have to have rabies by 3 mos of age.. there is no way that is happening with my dogs... so I TELL my vet what my plans are and they work with that...

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