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Old 11-20-2013, 08:50 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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