Thank you for taking the time and effort to reply.If you choose not to give certain vaccines or give your dogs certain preventatives, that is certainly your prerogative but make sure you’re aware of the risks and benefits.
I work in the vet industry and I’m pretty firmly now in the camp of vaccinating unless there’s an actual reason like a dog who has an immune-mediated condition or even really bad vaccine reactions or the disease doesn’t exist where you live. I’ve seen dogs with lepto who are so sick, they had to be euthanised or required extensive care at a 24/7 facility (one dog specifically was hospitalized for a week). I’ve seen dogs with lyme who developed lyme nephritis. I know a dog who got Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, developed IMHA from it, and then was eventually euthanised despite very aggressive, very expensive treatment.
My oldest dog was very minimally vaccinated, I followed Jean Dodds vaccine protocol per his breeder’s request. He’s a hot mess healthwise and always has been. I can tell you for sure that minimal vaccines did not help him at all. His immune system is still crappy and his body is still trying to fall apart lol