When do u guys start the puppy shots at what age. Some say start at 6 weeks then some say 8 or 10 or 12 weeks. Cause giving the first shot the maternal antibodies take over. So was wondering what majority do?
Can't speak for everyone but I do 8, 12, 16 and then one year and that's it.
Rabies if required by law I would do seperately and at 6 months and thereafter every three years or as infrequently as possible.
I also only do core vaccines. So no bordetella, giardia, etc.
If those are an issue in a specific case give seperately.
The following is Vaccination Protocol by Dr. Jean Dodds (vaccination research) which is different from many vet clinics.
It all boils down to what you are comfortable with and how many vaccinations that YOU want your pup to have.
9 - 10 weeks of age
Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV
e.g. Merck Nobivac (Intervet Progard) Puppy DPV
14 – 15 weeks of age Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV
18 weeks of age Parvovirus only, MLV
Note: New research states that last puppy parvovirus vaccine should be at 18 weeks old.
20 weeks or older, if allowable by law Rabies – give 3-4 weeks apart from other vaccines
1 year old Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV This is an optional booster or titer. If the client intends not to booster after this optional booster or intends to retest titers in another three years, this optional booster at puberty is wise.
1 year old Rabies – give 3-4 weeks apart from other vaccines
Perform vaccine antibody titers for distemper and parvovirus every three years thereafter, or more often, if desired.
Same here. I titered her four years after her puppy shots and she had strong immunity. AC recognizes strong Rabies titers so we don't that one either. No wormings after the puppy months. A single round of flea meds for boarding. Raw in the evening and a handful of kibble in the morning.
Less is better IMO. The ONLY reason vaccines for the same thing are given over and over is because they really aren't sure when they will take due to the Mother's immunity left. SO why would you continue to inject a poor infant that doesn't have a developed immune system over and over? Makes no sense and IMO can cause health issues like a weakened immune system and allergies, etc. My last two pups had one set of vaccines from the breeder than I re-did distemper at 20 weeks and parvo at 22 weeks. Then rabies at 6 months. Of course I took the necessary precautions of keeping my puppies isolated from exposure.