Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Discussing vaccinations can always be tricky. Not everyone always agrees on what's appropriate!
I always think that it's best to discuss with your veterinarian about what vaccinations they suggest for your area.
That said, as a nurse, I'm also a HUGE proponent to knowing what doctor is talking about, and going in to the discussion with some kind of education.
The Ontario Veterinary Medical Assoc. has a website that has information about what each vaccination is for and how it's available. IMHO, it's a bit biased in suggesting that you vaccinate your animal with everything under the sun.
I also like to look for reports about current diseases that could potentially affect my pets. For example, tick born diseases in southern Ontario are very low to begin with, and I rarely visit areas (where ticks normally live) with my dogs, so I would probably avoid giving my dog a vaccination for lyme disease.
However, the dog park I go to is beside a wooded area, where raccoons and squirrels potentially live. Knowing that Leptospirosis is making a come-back in southern Ontario, I made sure to vaccinate against that this year.
Your pup has already received what I am under the impression of being the more common of puppy vaccinations. I'd probably continue with that regime and add in the rabies and bordetella when appropriate (according to your vet).