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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-10-2010, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Leptospirosis vaccination

I just checked the recommended vaccination schedule against my vaccination records and the vet shows that they are due (at 17 weeks) for the regular puppy shots and also Leptospirosis. I see that this shot is on the list for “not recommended” for dogs. Thoughts for this please. I want to be ahead of the game with this vet for the next puppy visit on Dec 28th.

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I don't do Lepto. I read a book, No More Vaccines. It's a good quick read. Don't believe you vet. Do your own research.





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My vet and breeder said lepto is very dangerous to havaneses and several other small breeds.
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ditto .

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Thanks you. I am not going to get this vaccination. I have read more since my post and agree this is not needed.

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Thanks you. I am not going to get this vaccination. I have read more since my post and agree this is not needed.
probably a safe decision , the only caveat would be is if there's a local outbreak of this.

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Our vet's office has three veterinarians on call. The first vet Pixie was seeing advised we get this due to local cases in the area, and we did have raccoons making tracks in our yard quite a bit. Long story short-she did get this vaccine once, no adverse side effects whatsoever, but I know now that she never needs this again, and we see another vet there who doesn't recommend it.

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Yeah, my vet won't do Lepto at all.





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Just gonna chime in with my big fat "no" as well!

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Thanks you everyone who commented. I am not going to get the pups this shot and I am actually not going to go to this vet anymore. I have to trust that the vet is not guiding me incorrectly and also do my research. There have been a few misguidings as of late (with the pups and my cat) and I have lost my trust in this vet.

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