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Old 03-21-2015, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How many vaccines (DHPP) before it's safe to go out?

I'm doing the vaccinations myself up until Rabies of course but now after reading Dr.Dodds vaccine schedule I am wondering if we are over-vaccinating. I've always wondered that myself with yearly Rabies vaccines. If it was really necessary.

So far my little gal has had two series of shots.

One at 8 weeks and one at 11 weeks. I'm about to give her the next set. (5-way)

Is she going to need another? I don't want her to be underprotected but I don't want to overvax her.

We are traveling April 12th-18th so I do want her to have as much immunity as possible.
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They need 3 sets of the distemper/parvo vaccine, 3-4 weeks apart. The schedule I like is 8 weels, 12 weeks, 16 weeks, and then at 18 weeks I do rabies, 22 weeks I do lepto. Lepto and rabies boostered at a year. And then lepto is a yearly vaccine, however rabies and distemper both have 3 year formulations.
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I started taking berlin out to areas that didn't have a lot of other dogs at 8-9 weeks, but I never really allowed him to have a lot of potential exposure until his third vaccine.

Be careful when giving your own vaccine. A lot of people handle/store vaccines improperly and it can cause problems with it.
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Mine had good titers after two shots (just Parvo and Dist, two weeks apart), the last one at 12 weeks.
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You know every vets I have dealt with gives one lepto vaccine then boosters at one year but all the package inserts I have read for lepto say the first 2 doses are to be 3-4 weeks apart THEN annually. These are the only 2 standalone Lepto vaccines. There are plenty of combo vaccines with leptop DHLPP but they only contain 2, not 4 servovars.

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When we travel we would only be walking around town. We won't be going to any high-traffic dog areas so I think we will be good since we will have three vaccines and be two weeks since this one.

I'm not worried about the storage of the vaccine. I store my own vaccines when I had to take some in the fridge so I'm used to mixing vials and giving them.
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You know every vets I have dealt with gives one lepto vaccine then boosters at one year but all the package inserts I have read for lepto say the first 2 doses are to be 3-4 weeks apart THEN annually. These are the only 2 standalone Lepto vaccines. There are plenty of combo vaccines with leptop DHLPP but they only contain 2, not 4 servovars.

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You are correct, yes I am sorry. The first ever lepto vaccine given must be boostered 3-4 weeks after, and then yearly after that
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Yes, I was not trying to be a jerk on the two dose lepto thing but I have had 3 vets in a row NOT follow the directions and did not realize until I read them.
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can you clarify...the first ever lepto vax should have a booster, but then after the dog has had the vaccination, then only once annually? l was under the assumption that this vaccination doesn't last in the system and should be given spring and fall(with boosters two weeks later). l'm going to bring my dogs in for it this coming week. l am so afraid of that bacteria...it is so nasty. Still on the fence on when to give it to my puppy, he's only had two sets of shots/distemper and parvo (14 weeks old) and won't get his third booster til 16 weeks, then two weeks later l'll give the rabies alone. l hate to wait longer to give the lepto, as we are in an area that obviously is at risk. And from what l remember, the dogs may shed the bacteria after vaccinated so all dogs should be done at the same time?
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We always did Lepto at 12 and 16 weeks then boostered yearly
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