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I have asked many local vets and each give me a different

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i have asked many local vets and each give me a different answers,
i have show alabai dogs and puppies. i vaccinated my puppy for parvo distemper etc,, at 6 weeks, then 8 weeks then at 10 weeks roughly and finally at 14 weeks and 2 days roughly ....should i vaccinate one more time? or 4 shots are enough? he is now 16 weeks or 4 months old.
i am asking because his last and fourth shot was almost 2 weeks short of the 16 weeks limit.
thank you so much.
Gilles
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Ola Barrett replied 1 year ago.

Hello I am Dr RB and I am a small animal veterinarian. I usually recommend that puppies receive at least 3 vaccinations BUT at least one of these vaccinations must be received at 16 weeks or older. This is because maternal antibody protection in puppies extends until 16 weeks, therefore the last booster should be received when puppies are under their own immunity, rather than that provided in utero from mom. Therefore, even though your puppies have received 4 vaccines already, I would recommend one more additional vaccination at 16+ weeks of age to give you peace of mind that you have passed the period of maternal antibody protection :)

Expert:  Ola Barrett replied 1 year ago.

Hello again..Did my advice helped you with your question about Parvo vaccination? If so, it would be greatly appreciated if you could take the time to give my response a positive rating? This would allow me to receive compensation for my expertise and time assisting you and your pet.. Much thanks

Expert:  Ola Barrett replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Ola Barrett