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Reality check on vaccinations

Beau started out with the regular puppy shots and had his last DHPP at 18 weeks, and his rabies at 16 weeks. The vet at the time did not administer separate combos and the best I could do was keep the rabies separated in time from the DHPP.

Now we are at holistic vet. At 1 year from puppy shots he got his rabies, then his distemper (single vaccine) three weeks later followed by a parvo (single vaccine) three weeks later. No additional adenovirus. Does that sound right.

The Dodds site does not mention CAV-2 in the protocol but I know it is considered core by AAHA due to the immunity it confers for hepatitis.

My gameplan was to do titers in three years from now.
For lepto she is looking into preventive nosodes for me.

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The vet that did Jax's titers does not bother with adenovirus. He only does distemper and parvo. I think he told me that the adenovirus was no more than a common cold but he talks so fast it's hard to keep up sometimes.




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Beau started out with the regular puppy shots and had his last DHPP at 18 weeks, and his rabies at 16 weeks. The vet at the time did not administer separate combos and the best I could do was keep the rabies separated in time from the DHPP.

Now we are at holistic vet. At 1 year from puppy shots he got his rabies, then his distemper (single vaccine) three weeks later followed by a parvo (single vaccine) three weeks later. No additional adenovirus. Does that sound right.

The Dodds site does not mention CAV-2 in the protocol but I know it is considered core by AAHA due to the immunity it confers for hepatitis.

My gameplan was to do titers in three years from now.
For lepto she is looking into preventive nosodes for me.
Hi Jocoyn
There is a lepto nosode that can be purchased from Roger at naturalrearing.com....much better way to go if he really needs it for your location!

My dogs have only had 1 parvo, and 1 distemper in their life of 5 & 4 years old and will probably never have another unless the titer shows different, per my holistic vet.

AAHA is very different from AHVMA
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Did you do the one year or three years shots? There is a very small difference between the two and the vet recommended the three year to me.

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I have not heard of three year shotsfor anything but rabies. I was doing every three years with tyicla vets since I got Cyra in 2003. The immunity is actually known to be 5-7 years for all of them though, and probably lifetime.

The only reason I ask about CAV-2 (adenovirus) is because it immunizes against a dog version of hepatitis (CAV-1) without the risk of eye damage. But he did have that as a puppy. I believe Dr Dodds feels it is uncommon.

We are in a lepto area - well, that is sort of - are we? since it is not a CDCreportable and the info that some lepto shots can cause it and nobody actually tests for it etc..

Being a cadaver dog, he is exposed to the kind of environment that harbors lepto. Do realize the organizations are different for sure. This has been a hard call but I know that one of the servovars, bratislava, that has come in with Czech dogs is not even in the shot.

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When I spoke to my vet about the "3 year" vs "1 year", he agreed with me that the only difference is that the company that has the "3 year" has done the testing. There really is no such thing as a 3 year. The shots are all good for at least 5-7 years, most likely life of the dog.




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When you say "1 year vs 3 year" - what TYPE of shots are you talking about?

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Who are you talking to, Lauri? If it's me, I'm referring to the distemper and parvo.




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What's a "lepto nosode"? I'm in a heavy lepto area, unfortunately, so the vet strongly recommends the vac. I'm curious what the alternative is.
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Who are you talking to, Lauri? If it's me, I'm referring to the distemper and parvo.
I've never heard of any shots other than rabies being 3 yr vs 1 yr. Do you know the manufacturer?

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