Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
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There have been some recent advances in vaccine development for dogs and cats and challenge studies have been done to establish duration of immunity for these vaccines. There may be some patients that this vaccination protocol may not be appropriate for, and we will continue to individualize our vaccination selection for each patient. We will continue to try to minimize the number of vaccines administered to each patient while maintaining protection against these serious infectious diseases.
The vaccinations your pet has received prior to this time may be good for longer than 1 year, however, please come in for your annual exam when you receive a reminder card, and we will discuss the best vaccination protocol for your pet.
Please refer to the guidelines we have established in the community practice and if you have any questions about which vaccines are appropriate for your pet please call us at 509-335-0711.
More is not better, you can either spin the roulette wheel and keep jabbing your puppy....but everytime you do, you are suppressing the immune system for approx. 10 days...this is when your dog is vulnerable to disease...
You cannot immunize an immune system that has maternal antibodies...unfortunatley these antibodies do not protect against the adjuvants that also contribute to auto-immune disease in future - idiopathic epilepsy, hypothyroidism, endocrine disorders, skin issues, IBD, cancer, lupus and so on...
The ONLY way to know if your pup has immunity is to titer test...if there is no antibodies - do it, if there is, it is a waste of money and risk to your dogs future health....have the vet do a housecall...your pup is at risk going to the vet, regardless of the sterilization methods, they may spray down the table, but do they mop the floor after each visit, what about the waiting room?
After a vax. Have titers done again 10 days to two weeks later....if there are antibodies...you had success! NO need to do again!
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Unknown