10-05-2017, 05:06 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: So Cal
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Originally Posted by Markie
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?