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  • You follow your vet's advice completely without question.

    7 17.50%
  • You discuss each vaccine but still follow the vets advice.

    14 35.00%
  • You vaccinate yourself, buy vaccine local or on-line.

    4 10.00%
  • You do not vaccinate.

    1 2.50%
  • You do some vaccines but not all that is recommended

    14 35.00%
  • You use holistic methods in place of vaccines.

    0 0%
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    Puppy shots, one year boosters and that's it (combo + rabies around 16 weeks)
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    Puppy shots, one year booster and then blood work every year to check levels.
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    I would love to go on a three year vaccination schedule but I can't find a boarding kennel that will take my dogs without a vaccination certificate. We have a family vacation every summer. The small dogs go with us so they have been vaccinated less. We also have a 2 year rabies law so I have to get the rabies every 2 years.

    I vaccinate the rabies and DHPP seperate by a month or more if needed.

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    For those that don't do the "vet recommened" why not?

    Also, if you don't do at least the rabies are you not putting your dog(and yourself) at risk should the unlikely senerio of a bite happen?
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    Puppy - 1 yr - titers...except for state mandated rabies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeySquirt View Post
    For those that don't do the "vet recommened" why not?

    Also, if you don't do at least the rabies are you not putting your dog(and yourself) at risk should the unlikely senerio of a bite happen?
    There are several levels to those questions.

    It depends on the vet recommendations.

    Rabies can usually be required by law.....so you don't have a lot of choice. It should be good for 3 years but some still want it done yearly.

    Some vaccines like Corona you find vets giving.....when some people believe it is a disease that has never been found in dogs.



    I think the reason some people question some of the vaccines is that there seems to be mounting evidence that it could be bad for your dogs to over vaccinate.........it could be unnecessary in some cases and people are trying to figure out what the reality is......
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    Distemper, Parvo, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Rabies dictated initially by age. Booster in one year and then rabies every three years as required by law. I have titered by my dogs for the last 7 years and none of the vaccines have needed to be boostered. We do not have an issue with Lepto or Lymes here and I do not board my dogs so don't do Bordetella. If we were going to travel to an area with Lepto or Lymes, I would vaccinate for them as the diseases could be life threatening.

    I will always keep the Rabies current as wildlife is a big concern here. Without a current rabies, if your pet has an alteration with possible wildlife, animal control will require a 180 day quarantine at a licensed facility or euthanasia. At least once a month, someone brings their pet in that has been injured by wildlife (coyotes, javalina, bobcats, etc) and is not current on Rabies vaccine and because of the cost of long term quarantine, opt to euthanize their pet. It is a heartbreaking option but with the current cost of rabies quarantine at approximately $500-700. per month, many family simply can not afford to do this. As a Veterinary clinic, we are required by law to report all possible contacts with wildlife to the County Animal Control.

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    We do puppy shots, then one year follow up. We compete a lot in the US and so we also do a three year booster. I'd like to not do that, but thats the only way we can cross the international border.
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    i talk with the vet but don't titer and give all shots as he says. law here, for rabies, is every 3 yrs so....

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