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Question Parvo Vaccination protocol

My vet recommends Parvo vaccine when the furbabies are close to 1 year. I am going to request titer on both Benji and Lizzie to decide if they require the vaccine.

I am curious to know if anyone here has given Parvo vaccine at 1 year with or without doing the titer.

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I would always suggest getting titers. Isabelle is 5 and hasn't had any other shots since she as a puppy. Dora is turning 3 and has never had a shot since her first year as well. Every time they have had titers, it comes back that they don't need shots.

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I am curious to know if anyone here has given Parvo vaccine at 1 year with or without doing the titer.
I haven't had it done without a titer either. If you are talking about our vet in Warm Springs, I have asked them about having titers done and they've agreed to it, so I know it is an option (but I didn't end up using them for it). If you want info on how to have the titers tested through Dr. Jean Dodds, I can find that for you. Your/our vet will draw the blood, and then will have it sent down, if I recall correctly.
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Kimberly, yes, I am going to talk to Dr. O in Warm Springs about the titer since he recommended I give Lizzie the vaccine today along with her rabies shot. He also recommended that I give it to Benji too. I would welcome and appreciate any tips and suggestions you might have.

I definitely need the vet to draw the blood. When it comes to furbabies, I am not brave enough

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Can someone explain what titers is and what the benefits are from having it done!!! Thank you!!

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I had PMed Amanda for more info about the titer and she suggested I read the following site.

http://www.doglogic.com/vaccination.htm#breeds

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I may have interpreted Dr. Dodd's recommendations wrong, but I thought she recommended a puppy getting its shots and then getting a distemper and parvo 1 year after the last puppy shots as a first annual booster, then titers thereafter. I just got Maddie's last parvo/distemper vaccine, as it has been a year since her puppy shots were completed. Maddie was between 16 and 17 months when she got it. She got her rabies 3 weeks after the parvo/distemper vax. I was intending on getting titers from now on. Maybe someone can clarify this? Here's a website I found on her protocol: http://www.wellpet.org/vaccines/dodds-schedule.htm

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Jeanne, that's how I understand Dr. Dodd's recommendations as well. I hope someone can clarify it too. Lizzie is not yet a year old, she is 5 1/2 months and she had her last set of shots just in Nov. According to Dr. Dodd's guideliens, I feel it is way too early to give her Parvo. My vet is not recommending Distemper, just the Parvo.

It would have been helpful if we had a vet on the forum

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I am pretty sure we had the one year one and then stopped everything after a year. I was thinking puppy but I know we had one final set of shots after the girls were spayed. I will look when I get home just to clarify!

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That is interesting - my vet has never recommended a Parvo shot. It is something that is in your area?

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