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Old 11-20-2013, 07:50 PM
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Default I need some advice, opinions and studies on vaccines

I hope I'm not opening a huge can of worms with this topic, but I could really use some advice and opinions on this topic. If you have any helpful articles or studies to share, please do!

I take Nola in for her yearly exam Friday morning, and for the past week I've been debating over whether or not to get her any vaccines, which to get if I decide to go for it, which to avoid, analyzing her risks, ect and generally giving myself a splitting headache. As of right now, I'm leaning towards not having her vaccinated, but I'd like to make a fully informed decision and I'm hoping y'all can help.

Nola is a 3 year old spayed female Miniature Dachshund born 10/8/10. She is in perfect health and is at an ideal weight with great muscle tone. She's extremely active.
She isn't boarded, doesn't go to daycare or dog parks, and we don't go to any classes (none are positive in my area ). She's always either in my fully fenced yard or on leash, except for monthly trips to the off leash beach. She's on Heartgard+ year round, and due to her flea allergies and my POS neighbors she's now on Comfortis. I'm hoping it'll cool down enough to take her off that from Dec-Feb, but we'll see.

She had DAPP on 6/8/11, as well as Lepto and Lyme but I am NOT getting those again, ever. I was quite clueless at the time, I admit. She had Bordetella 4/4/11, but I'm not getting that either, at least not this year. I might consider it when we start traveling next year though. She got the 3 year rabies on 6/16/12.

So, what are your thoughts on vaccines? How often do you get them for your dogs, and which do you get?
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:20 PM
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I follow the American Animal Hospital Association guidelines for vaccines: https://www.aahanet.org/Library/Guidelines.aspx
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:42 PM
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I only do Distemper and Rabies every three years.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:13 PM
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I do rabies every 3 years by law. I don't do bordatella at all. I do distemper/parvo every 5-7+ years at this point, but I'm leaning towards not doing them at all anymore on my current dogs (4 and 6 years).
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:19 PM
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We do rabies and distemper every 3 years, he doesn't interact with other dogs really, the chances of him catching anything are slim. I don't think vaccines are as dangerous as some dog people make them out to be, but I do think we give them more frequently than we should.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:24 PM
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Lyme is a very real risk up here, so I plan to have Gabby vaccinated this spring.

Every vaccine I decide to give is dependent on the health of the animal at the time it is warranted.

Buzz hasn't had any vaccines for 4+ years, because he's not healthy enough for it, and he's low risk.

Bailey is potentially a bite risk (yes, incredibly low) and she'll be travelling to a new state this spring. Her Rabies was updated earlier than 3 years because I wanted a trusted vet to give it before she left. Her last DHPP vaccine was 4+ years ago, she won't be getting another.

I really don't care one way or another on bordetella as long as the dog is healthy. I gave it to Bailey so she could go to daycare, but I don't give it if it isn't needed for something like that.

I will always keep Rabies current by law if the pet is healthy enough for it.
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I don't vaccinate adults, regardless of lifestyle. We go to dog parks, pet stores, groomer, etc. and I just don't see the need to keep pumping vaccines into them. I DO think frequent vaccination causes more problems than it prevents.

If I were concerned about whether or not they were protected, I would probably choose to just titer. But I'm not concerned sooo I don't do that either.
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