Vaccinations? My dogs are ages 8 and 4 and i have always
Vaccinations? My dogs are ages 8 and 4 and i have always taken them to the vet for their annual boosters. I have come to the realization that I don't want to over vaccinate them. They are due for DHPP, lyme, lepto, and bordatella. I live in north Texas and would like to know if the DHPP is really necessary to revaccinate every year? I decided not to give them bordatella since I don't take them to dog parks or other social events with unknown dogs. I don't understand why Rabies vaccine is given at intervals of 3 yrs and DHPP is every year? Also based on my location would it be advisable to vaccinate on lyme and lepto? I mean we sometimes get opossums and rabbits scowering my neighborhood.
I purchased a german short haired pointer from a breeder
Hello, i purchased a german short haired pointer from a breeder about three weeks ago. The puppy already had received one round of vaccinations from the breeder . I took him to a vet last week to get his 12 week vaccinations and the vet told me that he was given the vaccinations to early and it was basically like injecting water, so the veterinarian recommended starting over with the all of the vaccinations. I'm concerned about over-vaccination. Should i be concerned or just continue with the vaccination schedule as planned?
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We just picked up our puppy on November 20th. She was born
We just picked up our puppy on November 20th. She was born on August 17th. The family we got her from said she had already had two of the 5in1 vaccines and she was due for her third and last. My vet says she needs four of the 5in1. But now I am hearing that so many vaccines are not good. What should I do and should she be vaccinated again or not, and if so, when?
I rescued a dog last December. I'm looking thru s papers and
I rescued a dog last December. I'm looking thru his papers and see that he was vaccinated for rabies in October, then again in December. My dog itches a lot and has an intermittent head tremor (which I've read is often seen in Bulldogs and in Labs (which he is....a lab mix).Could this be from being over-vaccinated? Can I skip giving him one now until....say, next summer when we need it for a tag for the dog beach?
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, My dog has been diagnosed with a histicytoma bening tumor. My vet is reconmen
Hello,My dog has been diagnosed with a histicytoma bening tumor. My vet is reconmending immediate removal however, everything I've read about it states with will regress on its own. I am not sure if surgery is the best for my pup seeing as he just went under not to long ago when he was fixed. Please help!!
I am becoming concerned about the excessive use of vaccines and medications at my vet clin
I am becoming concerned about the excessive use of vaccines and medications at my vet clinic. I have two dogs in the 25 lb range and they have prescribed heartworm meds for both in the 26-50 lb range. I am concerned they are getting too much. They are both on Iverhart Max which contains 136 mcg of Ivermectin; 114 mg of pryrantel; 114 mg of praziquantel. Is this too much for a 25-26 lb dog? One of them has been previously treated for heartworm. I am also considering limiting their vaccination schedule to a three year interval. They currently have 3 yr rabies vaccinations and 3 yr distemper/parvo/combo vaccination. Since they are not boarded or in contact with other dogs often I am considering eliminating the Lepto, Coronavirus and Bordetella. Please advise your opinion on this. I want them to be healthy but have been reading a lot of material on the consequences of our overuse of vaccinations in this country. My vet clinic in particular is always pushing another vaccine.
My puppy had her first set of vaccinations in January, second
My puppy had her first set of vaccinations in January, second set in February then had two heart procedures (PDA and Pulmonic balloon angioplasty) which interrupted her vaccination schedule. She received the third set in May. Is it really necessary to give another round of vaccines because the series was interrupted? This seems like an attack on her immune system!
I had my small Yorkie female vaccinated with CaniLeish last
I had my small Yorkie female vaccinated with CaniLeish last year (we spend 6 months per year in South of France) and she was ill for a few days afterwards. I've been reading lots of reports of annual vaccinations being unnecessary and doing some harm to dog's immune systems; does this also apply to CaniLeish? I've received a reminder from our vet for her to be re-vaccinated and I'm really in two minds....
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Hi. My aunts vet is coming an awful lot to inject her 5 yr
Hi. My aunt's vet is coming an awful lot to inject her 5 yr old golden retriever. He came 10 times last year, to give the following:2013 (10 visits):Canidon (DEWORM)Rabisin (RABIES)Canidon (DEWORM)Paratak Plus (DEWORM)Biocan L/DHPPiBronchicineWormtal (DEWORM)CoronavirusRepellerBiocan B2012 (8 visits):Azipyrin tab. (DEWORM)Biocan R (RABIES)Paratak Plus (DEWORM)Canidon (DEWORM)DistemperBronchicineCanidon (DEWORM)Biocan B2011 (8 visits):Biocan BKuduz Asisi (RABIES)Wormtal (DEWORM)Wormtal (DEWORM)parazitAzipyrin tab. (DEWORM)DistemperBronchicineCoronavirusBiocan B2010 he came 6 times, 2009 4 times. He had DHPP in 2009, DPP in 2010 and first rabies in 2010. I am concerned he is giving unnecessary treatments/vaccinations and is taking her for a ride. Is this the case? What should he be reasonably giving the dog. The dog is the only one in the home, which is on a gated estate, with several other dogs on it, but it doesn't mix much with them.
Dr. J. Rokke
veterinarian and medical director