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Old 03-19-2010, 09:15 PM
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Question whats your opinion about this article??

i found this and was wondering how often everyone vaccinates theirs dogs?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-cash-in.html
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We no longer do yearly vaccinations. We follow Dr. Dodd's vaccine protocol and do only core vaccines and then re-vaccinate every 3 years. However, after reading several studies showing duration of immunity is at LEAST 7 years and probably longer, I don't think we'll be doing regular vaccines anymore. We will titer and go from there.

Dr. Dodd's recommendations:
http://www.weim.net/emberweims/Vaccine.html

Duration of Immunity:
http://www.cedarbayvet.com/duration_of_immunity.htm

Vaccine Damage:
http://www.dogsadversereactions.com/...ineDamage.html
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We vaccinate every year but only because Kennels wont accept your doggy if its not had a yearly vaccination.

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I have been talking to a breeder and she said that she thinks puppies are being given way too many shots and especially a Chihuahua because they are so small. What shots would you not give every year?
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For insurance i was told they had to be uptodate on their vaccinations.
I would rather not have it done every year either. xx
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I have been talking to a breeder and she said that she thinks puppies are being given way too many shots and especially a Chihuahua because they are so small. What shots would you not give every year?
You can print this off to take to your vet. You don't need to get lepto or corona. Both are pretty much "extinct" diseases. Lepto is actually a bacterial infection that is extremely rare.

http://www.weim.net/emberweims/Vaccine.html

And after the puppy series, they only need the core vaccines every 3 years, NOT yearly.

Yearly shots are a vets bread and butter. The vaccines cost them pennies and they charge $30 or so for each vaccination. It's a huge profit margin for them. Of course they don't want to see people go to the 3 year schedule. But it is recommended and MUCH healthier for them.

We WAY overvaccinate. It's not necessary. It could be harmful. Do some reading and find out for yourself.

Here's a wealth of info ....

http://www.whale.to/vaccine/driscoll1.html
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We vaccinate every three years. They only get DA2PP and Rabies. I make sure to give them the DA2PP and Rabies at least 7 days apart. I have thought about titers, but read somewhere that they might not be accurate??? I don't know if there is any truth to that. Maybe someone can enlighten me on that subject.
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We do the full series of puppy shots, but do not give annual boosters. I, too, think the majority of vets over vaccinate.
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