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Old 05-09-2013, 07:04 PM
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Any one do limited vaccinations for their pups?

I am planning on doing limited. Not doing the boosters, but just one shot at 12 weeks and then the rabies at 6 months. I was even planning on doing the vaccinations myself since there is a place where you can buy them, although I would have to get the vet to do the rabies at 6 months. I would titre at one year.

What are your thoughts. People who are getting puppies this year or next what is your vaccination plan?
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:07 PM
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I absolutely do not joke around with distemper/parvo vaccines or their boosters. I do 3 boosters, one at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and then 16 weeks when their immune systems are ready to take over. Rabies I do at a year unless there is a reason to do it sooner (like a chance the dog will bite a person or another dog or if they are in close contact with wildlife). I do not vaccinate for lepto, lyme, corona, or bordetella.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:32 PM
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I fully plan on vaccinating three times (8, 12, and 16 weeks) with distemper/parvo. Lepto is prevalent in this area and I consider my dogs at risk, so I will do a lepto vaccine as well. That is about as limited vaccine as I will do with puppies.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:33 PM
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I absolutely do not joke around with distemper/parvo vaccines or their boosters. I do 3 boosters, one at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and then 16 weeks when their immune systems are ready to take over. Rabies I do at a year unless there is a reason to do it sooner (like a chance the dog will bite a person or another dog or if they are in close contact with wildlife). I do not vaccinate for lepto, lyme, corona, or bordetella.
Ditto. To the T. I've always read 16 weeks is necessary...if you are only going to vax once, 16 weeks would be it.

No matter when you vaccinate, do NOT put him on the floor of the vet's office. I don't know what I would do now, I might vaccinate a puppy myself so they are not exposed to the vet's office.

I booster the distemper/parvo at a year old, then maybe at 3-4 years, then it depends on the circumstances.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:45 PM
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I absolutely do not joke around with distemper/parvo vaccines or their boosters. I do 3 boosters, one at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and then 16 weeks when their immune systems are ready to take over. Rabies I do at a year unless there is a reason to do it sooner (like a chance the dog will bite a person or another dog or if they are in close contact with wildlife). I do not vaccinate for lepto, lyme, corona, or bordetella.
This. I do puppy vaccines for distemper/parvo, and then rabies at a year, and then as needed.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:05 PM
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Oh you are right 16 weeks does sound like a better age. There is a holistic vet that comes to you so I probably will go that route.
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I vaccinate myself at 8/12/16 for my puppies and fosters. Then rabies at 6 months. Bordatella at 16 for classes, unfortunately. I've titered Frag and would like to with everyone in the future for distemper/parvo, but it is hard on the pocketbook. I give 3 year rabies for any adult dog after 1 year.

As for where puppies go; carried through pet stores/parks/at vets until 18 weeks, and only in houses/yards that have no dogs or with dogs utd on vaccines. Puppy classes ASAP before the series is finished if they are held at private buildings that require vaccines; IE daycare and dog park.
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Does the breeder vaccinate the parents/other dogs on the premises?
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I absolutely do not joke around with distemper/parvo vaccines or their boosters. I do 3 boosters, one at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and then 16 weeks when their immune systems are ready to take over. Rabies I do at a year unless there is a reason to do it sooner (like a chance the dog will bite a person or another dog or if they are in close contact with wildlife). I do not vaccinate for lepto, lyme, corona, or bordetella.
Pretty much this, although with Gusto I actually did 7/8 weeks, 12/13 weeks (age was a bit uncertain) and then did not do the last booster. He was weaned so incredibly early, he was off maternal antibodies much younger than a typical puppy, and I was comfortable with the assumption that the vaccines would have taken effect at that point. With a typical puppy situation, that's exactly what I'd follow.

I also do the 1 year booster for distemper/parvo. After that, just rabies as required (another one I won't mess around with, since it could get my dogs killed) and titer every couple of years.
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i titer at 8 weeks and only give what they need. even 1 vaccination can sometimes be too much, wouldnt you rather KNOW than be injecting blind?
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