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06-25-2014 04:10 PM
my boy diesel Dr Schultz quite literally wrote the book on vaccine protocol.

while i have not watched the hour long video myself i can say that it is one persons opinion and observations and not the general consensus of the entire country
it certainly is not the book on vaccines as if all other approaches are incorrect (they are not)

Community Practice protocols from University of Tennessee AVMA guidelines and protocols

as for titers
The Truth About 'Titering' Instead of Vaccination | petMD
in short Titers do NOT, however, denote protection against a given disease.

so your dog could have a high titer and still become ill
That’s because a titer only measures antibodies, not cell-mediated immunity, which is the real-world measure of protection. In fact, as I learned, pets can sometimes come up negative (unprotected) on the titers and still have plenty of perfectly protective, cell-mediated immunity.
06-25-2014 03:56 PM
wolfy dog I will titer him every three years and vaccinate with a single vaccine only if the titers come back low.
06-25-2014 03:41 PM
YORCHI Some vets really like to over-vaccinate. I just called a local vet to ask about shots for my pup and she said I needed to have her vaccinated every 2 weeks from 8 to 16 weeks. They also said they give the rabies on the same day as the last set of shots.

I'm going to stick with my normal vaccination clinic even if it means an extra 30 minute drive for us. I called them right now and they said that for GSD's they recommend to give one more set of the basic DA2P+Parvo shot and that my area has seen a rise in Parvo cases.
05-18-2014 12:07 AM
Colie CVT Ick! Be careful about any new young dogs with unknown vaccine history in that case. Poor dogs. It always seems to be areas with a lot of people and a lot of dogs, with not as much information known. Parvo is so easy to catch and it just saps their little bodies so bad. ; ; Generally speaking an older dog who has been vaccinated should be okay, however they can carry the disease on their feet, just as you can, without your knowledge about it. Anywhere where dogs can walk, you can pick up parvo. It is one of those horrid diseases. Very good at lasting in the environment, doesn't take many particles to cause illness. Crafty thing there.

Hopefully people will start being more cautious and those numbers will go down. It thankfully worked where I was at, though we never don't see cases of it every year. Cats with FIV and FeLV are really easy to find around here also.
05-17-2014 10:16 PM
Originally Posted by Colie CVT View Post
There was an outbreak of parvo so bad a few years ago they had to do a public service announcement about it. We were seeing half a dozen or more a week and one clinic saw 30 cases in a month. Normally we see one or two a week, half a dozen a month when it's parvo season. It is bad around here.
We are having parvo outbreaks where I live. It was even reported on the larger news stations. 164 cases since Jan 2014 (I think) and over half of those occurred in April.

I called my vet to double check the vaccinations for my three dogs. They assured me they are all vaccinated and not to worry. I could get them another shot if I wanted to, but it was not necessary. They did say not to take them to public parks. Especially dog parks. Which I don't.
05-17-2014 12:57 PM
Chip18 Lots of info here:

By and large the puppy stage is not the issue. It's the lifetime of annual boosters and shots that cause that cause the most concern as well as some Vaccines in search of a purpose.
05-17-2014 12:42 PM
Wild Wolf
Originally Posted by blackshep View Post
Dr Schultz quite literally wrote the book on vaccine protocol.

Here is his (hour long) interview with Dr Becker.

Well worth taking the time to watch, they explain things really well.

Dr. Karen Becker and Dr. Ronald Schultz on Pet Vaccines - YouTube

Some vaccines are going to be dictated by your location and lifestyle, but as a whole, I'd do core vaccines, and follow up with titers.
What a great resource! Thank you for sharing!
05-17-2014 12:21 PM
my boy diesel no there are some here if you mean this message board who are completely anti vaccine
05-17-2014 11:46 AM
Originally Posted by Momto2GSDs View Post
I don’t believe I’ve ever run across anyone on this blog being “Anti-Vaccination”.
I think the concern here is the number of vacc’s given and the multiple viruses administered in one inoculation.
Anti vaccination people are few.

I am one of those who believe that what you put into a living being always does something, somewhere.
I still wonder if Hans's terrible pyoderma, which started soon after his lepto vaccine, had anything to do with that shot.
Since there were fixes in our back yard literally lifting the leg and peeing on my son's basketball hoop post, I had no choice at that time.
05-17-2014 11:19 AM
JakodaCD OA I never load up on vac's (when I do them), and my vets do not recommend it either.

I usually do a parvo/distemper booster.. I don't do lepto, rabies alone when it's appropriate time, but NEVER all at once.
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