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Another Vaccination Question

I am planning to follow Dr. Dodd's protocol for my puppy. It sure is hard to find a vet willing to follow what I want, which is perplexing.

http://www.weim.net/emberweims/Vaccine.html

My question is, though, she does not mention parainfluenza or hepatitis - so are they not recommended? Meaning don't get the DHPP? Rather, just do Distemper and Parvo separate?

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Okay, I have called 10-15 vets in my area and can't find one that has Distempter/Parvo without other vaccines included. Most have DHPP, one has DAPv.

I don't know what to do now.
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I know it's frustrating.....I did not know about the vaccine recommendations when I first got mine as puppies....its only after I joined here that I learned alot about vaccines and adverse reactions...I didn't even know I was supposed to separate rabies from the other vaccines and when I quesioned my vet she said there was no reason for it.....this year I was determined to only test titer levels and switch to the 3 year vaccine....with ALOT of talking and much patience and explaining on my part my vet finally agreed to do the blood draw for me and Dave sent me a link of where I could get the titers tested.......trying to find a vet that has the shots separate is going to be very difficult depending on where you live....are there any teaching hospitals close to you?
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My boy got dhpp. But I had to insist on my schedule (dr dodds dschedule). My vet would say "see you in three weeks" and I'd make my appt for 4. As for rabies I had to just say no at his last dhpp. I brought him back for that when I was ready.

It's like human healthcare, you can say no. As to talking vets into DOING something, like titers, that's another story, but you can at least say "no, not his time, not right now" to anything they feel like you should do.

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Okay, I have called 10-15 vets in my area and can't find one that has Distempter/Parvo without other vaccines included. Most have DHPP, one has DAPv.

I don't know what to do now.
I would just go ahead and do the normal puppy shots. Or find a breeder who knows how to give shots and have them do it for you.

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I forgot to add...

Absolutely no corona virus vaccine and no leptospirosis vaccine. I have been told those two are dangerous for Havs. When I let my vet know I didn't want either of those he said they don't give one of those at all anymore and the other one is only given to dogs that spend a great deal of time in woodsy settings, like hunting dogs. I don't remember which is which though.

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There are two vets in the clinic where I take my guys. The male older vet is not so good at listening. The female vet has been great. They do give the DHPP and I don't know if I can get just the distemper and parvo as separate shots or not. But we separated the DHPP from the Rabies. And I just schedule when I bring the guys in. Finn got his puppy series OK, but he has had some allergy issues going on. He has had off and on ear infections since Nov. He recently had an infection on his outer upper lips from rubbing his face. He is due for his boosters and his vet told me she wanted to run the distemper/parvo titers on him - she said that a dog with allergies is more likely to show sensitivity to the vaccines. Even though he has only had the puppy series with no additional boosters, he showed strong immunity. We will wait on the Rabies for another month or so, but it is required by law. And make sure he doesn't have another ear infection or anything going on. He will get Benadryl before that vacc., followed by five days of something else that I can't remember at the moment. I had them run titers on Augie this year too, and he showed strong immunity. She said that some breeds do not build up strong lasting immunities and the yearly boosters are necessary, while others breeds do.

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that's funny, b/c my neighbor, 2 blocks down the street, their dog died of lepto, 2 yrs ago. the dog didn't go anywhere (backyard, neighborhood walks0, and I don't live in a wooded area. there is county park land nearby.

b/c of this, and my 1/2 hav is a therapy dog, all my dogs get the lepto vaccine.
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that's funny, b/c my neighbor, 2 blocks down the street, their dog died of lepto, 2 yrs ago. the dog didn't go anywhere (backyard, neighborhood walks0, and I don't live in a wooded area. there is county park land nearby.

b/c of this, and my 1/2 hav is a therapy dog, all my dogs get the lepto vaccine.
The trouble with the Lepto vaccine, besides the fact that it can cause bad reactions, is that it only covers for a few of the many forms of Lepto. So your dog can be vaccinated, and STILL get Lepto. It is a nasty disease, no doubt about it. But the best way to avoid it is to keep your dog from drinking from puddles of other standing bodies of water, where wild animals may have drunk previously. Since skinks, raccoons and opossums are EVERYWHERE even in urban areas, this is true even for city dogs. No tasting puddles! (another good reason to teach a strong "leave it"!)

From what I have read, you do also need to check with your vet annually for Lepto outbreaks in your area. In those cases, my understanding is that the risk of not vaccinating becomes higher than the risk of vaccinating.


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Okay, I have called 10-15 vets in my area and can't find one that has Distempter/Parvo without other vaccines included. Most have DHPP, one has DAPv.

I don't know what to do now.
We had a vet when our Bella was a puppy who was involved in natural and organic vet practices. Do a search for that (like homeopathic vet, etc) to find one open to your ideas.

We left that vet because he was many times more expensive than a regular vet (the bill when Bella was spayed was $750). And once she got past the first year puppy shots, we could control the situation better. Except when it came to the rabies shot.

Our area in Texas requires the rabies shot yearly and to make sure the job got done (!), the vets gave the 3-year shot yearly. I had to call around until I found a vet willing to special order the one-year rabies shot. Our vet still chides me for not getting the whole spectrum of shots yearly but it helps to go into the office educated.
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