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Author Topic: What vaccine protocol do you follow for your dogs?  (Read 4731 times)
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carolo
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« on: May 01, 2007, 12:07:39 AM »

Our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel just got his annual vaccinations last Friday.  I say "annual" because it was only a year ago that he finished his "puppy shots."  His vet sent home info on lepto vaccine, and we discussed this at length on Saturday when she called to say his lab work came back fine.  Low platelet count but that is not abnormal for Cavaliers.  For now I'm electing to skip the lepto vaccine.  The rest of his immunizations will be every three years.  Or perhaps I'll ask for a titer to be done even before doing these.  Honestly, I think we sent our last dog (age 14 so not young, I'll admit) to a unexpected  death on giving her last immunizations.  She had hers every year.  The last time it seemed to overwhelm her.  She was fine one day and had to be put down just days later.  Read the article on this topic here:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07121/782290-338.stm
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2007, 10:20:10 AM »

None.  My dogs are all rescues and already over-vaccinated. 

www.truthaboutvaccines.org

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007, 12:54:59 AM »

Thanks for the link to http://www.truthaboutvaccines.org/  I plan to follow up the info on this site, the links, and also the Yahoo Group mentioned.  It's an important topic.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2007, 04:38:14 PM »

My vet just attended a vet conference and listened to a session led by a Cornell vet who said that Lepto is on the rise in certain parts of the country.  I've read some controversial reports on the lepto vaccine, saying that the old vaccine only protects pets from two of the four types??  Apparently there is a new vaccine that protects against two new strains, plus the old strains. 

I'm deciding on Lepto myself.

http://www.dvmvac.org/leptoawareness.asp
http://www.labbies.com/lepto.htm
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2007, 05:03:09 PM »

From  http://www.caberfeidh.com/Revax.htm


"Leptospirosis
This vaccine has more adverse effects reported than all other canine vaccines combined. It's not very effective and even when it does give protection, it doesn't last very long. Most dangerously, while it prevents expression of disease in dogs, it does not prevent them from shedding the bacteria. This carrier state makes them a risk to other animals and people, because they can "have" lepto and you don't know it. (Lepto is transmissible to humans.) Again, to me, the risk outweighs the benefit."

FWIW.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2007, 09:23:54 AM »

I would NEVER give any small breed dog a Lepto vaccine.....At our hospital we do over 20,000 clients a year and the ONLY ones that get Lepto are the working police dogs ( they want it , its in our contract) and some big dogs that are hunting dogs, swimmers etc...
We do not vaccinate unless they are over 50 pounds and under 6 years old other than the police dogs.

NONE of my dogs are vaccinated and they go to shows, work, parks etc....
I suggest googling harmful side effects of vaccines, I used to be a vaccinated 2 xs a year person now my dogs don't get any of this poison...

Also we do not vaccinated pets over 12 years old or those with immune problems.

There are so many articals out there that show you , please do your own research like I did and don't just jump on what others want to do to your pet
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2007, 10:13:43 PM »

I would NEVER give any small breed dog a Lepto vaccine.....At our hospital we do over 20,000 clients a year and the ONLY ones that get Lepto are the working police dogs ( they want it , its in our contract) and some big dogs that are hunting dogs, swimmers etc...
We do not vaccinate unless they are over 50 pounds and under 6 years old other than the police dogs.

NONE of my dogs are vaccinated and they go to shows, work, parks etc....
I suggest googling harmful side effects of vaccines, I used to be a vaccinated 2 xs a year person now my dogs don't get any of this poison...

Also we do not vaccinated pets over 12 years old or those with immune problems.

There are so many articals out there that show you , please do your own research like I did and don't just jump on what others want to do to your pet

Couldn't have stated it any better. I have an adopted dog who was vaccinated by her former owners and by the shelter so she has more than enough poison in her to last a lifetime. Vaccinations comp the immune system and are just a pure profit for the animal hospitals and vets. I had read on one site about not vaccinating rather doing a titre test instead that the cost for the shot is around .80 and the rest is pure profit. Have been giving my dog a couple lil treats every few days that contain charcoal to hopefully lessen the effects of any tainted dog food and also the poison from vaccinations. Thanks again for your post on not vaccinating.
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