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Necessary vaccinations and deworming?

I'm wondering what vaccinations would you guys say are important for a golden puppy located in Ontario, Canada to get? The person I purchased him gave me a little health sheet that shows he's received parvovirus, cav2 hepatitis, distemper, and parainfluenza shots. He's also been dewormed once. Is there any more necessary shots to get for my area, mainly things that are life threatening, and are known to be in my area, how many more deworming treatments does he need too? Thanks


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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).
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Is one vaccination enough, or do they need multiples. Also what would u guys say the general cost of each regiment of vaccinations is, just an estimate pls


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Hi and welcome .

I am in the US so the law is probably different.

Chance got his initial set of puppy vaccinations and then the booster shots.

After that we have done titres to check his immunity levels. He hasn't been re-vaccinated since he was 1 year old. His levels have remained been in the "protected" range.

Titres are more costly than the vaccinations but it's a personal decision in consultation with Chance's veterinarians. This can be a controversial issue and it depends also on the exposures in different areas too.

Chance has been vaccinated for rabies.

Wish I could help more with prices but they probably vary between the US and Canada.

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They can't be that far off I'm just looking for a general idea


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I recommend Dr. Dodds limited vaccination schedule to all my puppy buyers. I DO NOT recommend lyme vaccine - ever!!! It can create an immune response that in essence is the body showing lyme symptoms and does NOTHING to protect against a host of other tick borne diseases. American Animal Veterinary Association has a great article with a table on all of the vaccines and what is recommended by them (typically a 3 year re-immunization).

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Really, any others that are bad?


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The "puppy package" at my vet is $499. It includes the parvo and distemper boosters through 16 weeks, with vet checks and dewormings. It also includes nail trims and flea control, if needed. Not cheap but when we broke out the basics, individually, that I would use it came to an additional $50 so I went with the puppy package.
I only do the basic core vaccinations...parvo and distemper. My state also requires rabies at 4 months but I am going to try put that off until at least 6 months.
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