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Porphyromonas vaccine for periodontal disease
Any thoughts on the vaccine for periodontal disease? My vet recommends it. I have a few doubts about it...you know, do we have to have a medicine or vaccine for EVERYTHING?
However, my Sheltie had a terrible problem with plaque build-up and had to be anesthetized many times for teeth cleaning, which always scared me with the risks of anesthesia. Despite it all, by the end of her life we spent over $500 in one month on her teeth, had to have extractions with a gum flap, wear an e-collar for 3 weeks, and she only had 6 teeth left. It was so sad and I felt so bad.
I want to do all I can to prevent that for Tessa. A local store sells the Petzlife gel and spray and I intend to use that, plus brush. Does she still need the vaccine?
Anyone here vaccinate? Thoughts?