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Old 10-05-2017, 05:06 PM
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I know from showing we have to give the core vaccine booster every year. Rabies is a vet choice but I give my dogs the shoot every year. Yes and it's very true that the same vaccines are given to all dogs. The same amount but there are also 4 different things they are fighting against in the one vaccine shot. The annual vaccines is up to the owner not the vet. Most shots go from 1-3 years on it. The vaccines shot is 4cc per dog its a shot for canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies the main vaccines other vaccination depend greatly on location. The rabies vaccine can be given alone. The vet clinic I work at we tell people with smaller dogs to come every three years not every year. Larger dogs the vaccine runs out of the blood stream and they will need a certain vaccine again the next year. :-)
What venue are you showing your dogs in that requires annual vaccines? I show my dogs as well through AKC and there is no requirement for any vaccines.

What country are you located in that rabies is optional? In the US it's required nation wide with the frequency varying between cities, counties, and states.

Also what brand of vaccine are you using?? I have NEVER seen a canine vaccine that was 4 mLs. The majority of vaccines are 1 mL, with an industry push to try and get them down to 0.4 mL. Are you maybe using livestock vaccines for dogs? And am I reading correctly that your Rabies vaccine is mixed in with the combo vaccine and not a separate shot on its own?
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It's ACA and ICA I have some rescued dogs they called it a speacial problem. Now don't worry I have tried talking them out of it. My parents dogs were AKC and it was only every three years for the shots but we didn't have emergency rescues coming to their house either. They only get a booster not the actual vaccine. I'm in the United States it's weird I know it had me on point break when they told me that. I almost yelled at them right there for it but I do want to stay in ACA I love them a lot the venue is really nice. I think if I write them a nice little paper about all of it then maybe they will understand. And it's only 4cc when they are all mixed not one all by itself then it's 1cc. Like rabies shot is 1cc by itself. The boosters I give them with them all mixed together is 1cc not anymore. You guys have never seen all the vaccines together then given to the animal in question?? I've been with them for five years and love the experience I'm having with them I will talk them out of it I've already started I found a person who listens so I shouldn't have to deal with it much longer I hope but I do kind of understand why they made me do it. :-) I hope that helped answering the questions if I wouldve realized everyone was going to ask me about it I wouldn't made a new thread I feel like I took over hers and that wasn't my intention so I'm really sorry :-):-)
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When I got Baloo this was a huge debate for me too. And the Vet clinic I use is private and has 3 vets. (I respect and trust all 3)I had 3 individual appointments with all 3 vets and all 3 had very different opinions and ideas. I think this is a choice each one of us have to make individually. Im not sure there is a totally right and totally wrong way. All I did is get as much information as possible, weigh all of that up on my individual knowledge of Baloo and his tether results. And I decided to vaccinate the minimum, according what he is not immune to and by law (rabies)
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Actually, there's no need to adjust vaccines based on dog's size. Vaccines don't travel through a body like antibiotics are drugs. They just stimulate immune system cells near the injection site. There's no need for a vaccine to be calibrated by body weight or age.
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Good info, did not know that.
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