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What is the protocol here? There is too much information out there. My pup had his first round prior to me getting him, so wondering what is the next step?
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I would take my pup along with his record that you got from the breeder and leave the shots up to the Vet. Contrary to what others think, I think that the Vet is the expert. Every dog I have ever had has had all it vacs including the kennel cough and I have never had a thing go wrong. Rosie did have a lump where the shot was given, but called the Vet and they said it was normal and it did go away.

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Agree with above! Vaccines do have some risk, but the alternative is far far worse. Eg Parvovirus is horrible and the vaccine is very effective and the disease is rarely seen. Some vaccines don't need to be given every year (eg Rabies) and some vets still give it more often than needed (some states require this but laws are changing). Talk to your vet and make an informed decision.
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I have to disagree with you on this Lucile. A LOT of vets are not even up to date on the latest research. And if they are they don't care about it. I just sent six articles to my daughter to forward to her vet because she said he wasn't aware of it. Jean Dodds protocol is being adopted by nearly every dog trainer I know. http://www.weim.net/emberweims/Vaccine.html

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Here, we give 2nd shots 4 or 5 weeks after the 1st ( only distemper/parvo and never other additives like lepto or coronna). 4 or 5 weeks later the 3rd round. Another 4 or 5 rabies. A year after the 3rd round of d/p, we give another and titer after. Fortunately, our state has fianlly accepted the 3 year rabies, but I'll admit, even when they didn't, I fudged a bit and hoped the dog catcher didn't come to our door (never happened).

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I have to disagree with you on this Lucile. A LOT of vets are not even up to date on the latest research. And if they are they don't care about it. I just sent six articles to my daughter to forward to her vet because she said he wasn't aware of it. Jean Dodds protocol is being adopted by nearly every dog trainer I know. http://www.weim.net/emberweims/Vaccine.html
I agree with Dave completely. The more I read, the more I know the more I realize that dogs and cats are SERIOUSLY over-vaccinated. I follow Jean Dodd's vaccine protocol, and so do most of the serious "dog people" I know, no matter what breed they have.


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Yes, that chart is what made me ask. So, is the primary difference the no bordetella? Does it matter if I change it up from what he was given during the first round?

I obviously didn't have him for the 1st round, but it says he got Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Bordetella.
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Yes, that chart is what made me ask. So, is the primary difference the no bordetella? Does it matter if I change it up from what he was given during the first round?

I obviously didn't have him for the 1st round, but it says he got Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Bordetella.
Talk to your vet, if this is what you want , print it out and ask for it. I would skip the Bordetlla, as the article mentions. YOu're the boss. If your not satisfied that your vet is helping you with this , find another vet. JMO

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That chart is pretty much what my vet gives except he recommended Lepto and I agreed because Rosie drinks out of the saucers under my plants and anywhere else she thinks I don't want her to. Last week a coon got on my upper deck and pooped all over. Seems he could push the door open but couldn't pull it back open. And I feel by the kennel cough the same as the flu shot. Maybe it doesn't cover all versions of it, but does cover some. Rosie got a serious case of kennel cough when she was about a year old and it was not funny. Also I have a problem of "trainers" being more of an animal expert that the Vet. I think it is sorta like going to the nurse practioner instead of the doctor or a mid-wife to deliver a baby. Works most of the time except when an emergency coms along that they don't know how to deal with. A lot of parents are foregoing vacs for their children for some reason. Now we have whooping cough and measles again. We were not allowed in the newest babies hospital room until we (grandparents) got the whooping cough vac again. As a Vet I respect Dr. Dodds protocol, but again it is not so different from my Vet except for the Lepto. But I would not quote a trainer about anything but training. Somehow I knew you would disagree with me. lol

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That chart is pretty much what my vet recommends. I have to do bordetella for the doggie daycare/boarding. I was happy that my vet will give me our county's annual rabies license but only vaccinates every 3 years.
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