NEW VACCINATION PROTOCOL for DOGS

CANINE VACCINATION PROTOCOL 2007

 

MINIMAL VACCINE USE

 

W. Jean Dodds, DVM

HEMOPET

938 Stanford Street

Santa Monica, CA 90403

310-828-4804; Fax 310-828-8251

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 year

 

 

 

Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV (e.g. Intervet        

                                     Progard Puppy DPV)

Same as above

 

Same as above (optional)

 

Rabies

 

Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV

 

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.