CANINE VACCINATION PROTOCOL 2012

 

MINIMAL VACCINE USE

 

W. Jean Dodds, DVM

 HEMOPET / HEMOLIFE

11561 Salinaz Avenue

Garden Grove, CA 92843

 

Phone: (714) 891-2022

Fax: (714) 891-2123

e mail: hemopet@hotmail.com  

 

 

Note: The following vaccine protocol is offered for those dogs where minimal vaccinations are advisable or desirable.  The schedule is one I recommend and should not interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory. It's a matter of professional judgment and choice.

 

Age of Pups

Vaccine Type

 

9 - 10 weeks

 

14 weeks

 

16 -18 weeks (optional)

 

20 weeks or older, if allowable by law

 

  

1 year

 

 

1+ years old

 

Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV (e.g. Nobivac DPV) 

                                       

Same as above (optional)

 

Rabies

 

Rabies, killed 3-year product (give 3-4 weeks apart from distemper/parvovirus booster)

 

Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV or an optional titer test

 

Rabies, killed 3-year product (give 3-4 weeks apart from distemper/parvovirus booster)

 

Perform vaccine antibody titers for distemper and parvovirus every three years thereafter, or more often, if desired. Vaccinate for rabies virus according to the law, except where circumstances indicate that a written waiver needs to be obtained from the primary care veterinarian.  In that case, a rabies antibody titer can also be performed to accompany the waiver request.  

    

                                                                                   

   Purchase a DVD of Dr. Dodds speaking at the 2010 Safer Pet Vaccination and Health Care Seminar.  She spoke for more than 2 hours and answered questions on vaccination safety and managing and avoiding adverse reactions. Sign up for more information on the DVD at www.dogs4dogs.com/saferpet  All proceeds above cost benefit the RabiesChallengeFund study of the rabies vaccine.

Dr. Dodds does diagnostic testing, including titer testing, at Hemopet.org