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The dogs will be getting 1 vaccine every 3 years but 1 every year. Well that was clear as mud. For example: parvo year 1; rabies year 2; distemper year 3 then repeat. So they will get their exam every year but really space out each vaccination session - a year apart and only vaccinate for each diseaase every 3 years. I'm liken' it!

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Susan, Jessie and Jordy NORTHERN SKY GREYHOUND ADOPTION ASSOCIATION

Jack, in my heart forever March 1999-Nov 21, 2008 My Dancing Queen Jilly with me always and forever Aug 12, 2003-Oct 15, 2010

Joshy I will love you always Aug 1, 2004-Feb 22,2013 Jonah my sweetheart May 2000 - Jan 2015

" You will never need to be alone again. I promise this. As your dog, I will sing this promise to you, and whisper it to you at night, every night, with my breath." Stanley Coren

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Guest needlenoselover

I really like that idea. Not so many vaccines in their system at one time. This way, if they have a reaction, you know what it is to, and not a guessing game!

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That's greyt. My vet has started alternating Distemper and Rabies so they end up getting them every two years instead of every year. :)

Jennifer and Beamish (an unnamed Irish-born Racer) DOB: October 30, 2011

 

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We do titers. I have Cooper's blood checked for his immunity levels (not the accurate technical/medical term, but that's my basic understanding of it), and make vaccination decisions based on that (except for Rabies, which is mandated every 3 years by state law). The once catch might be trying to get dogpark tags, but we haven't tried yet. The cost of the tests is about the same as that of annual vaccinations, so I do sometimes have to pay for vaccs. on top of blood tests, but I think it's worth it.

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Our vet/clinic changed their protocol last year. Vaccinations and rabies are good for three years. Like you, we alternate years for those shots. Makes it much easier to manage.

 

After much discussion with our vet, we have agreed that when the hounds reach the age of 8 we will titer test rather than automatically vaccinating every three years.

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Jack is 8 now and we will have that discussion as well but titres are not that reliable so will need to think on it. Anyway not to have the BIG vaccination debate yet again, I just was very happy with the change. It seems emminently reasonable to me.

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Susan, Jessie and Jordy NORTHERN SKY GREYHOUND ADOPTION ASSOCIATION

Jack, in my heart forever March 1999-Nov 21, 2008 My Dancing Queen Jilly with me always and forever Aug 12, 2003-Oct 15, 2010

Joshy I will love you always Aug 1, 2004-Feb 22,2013 Jonah my sweetheart May 2000 - Jan 2015

" You will never need to be alone again. I promise this. As your dog, I will sing this promise to you, and whisper it to you at night, every night, with my breath." Stanley Coren

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Guest Tenderhearts
OK so call me clueless but I thought Parvo and Distemper were for puppies.... We just get a rabies shot here.

The recommended protocol for other than rabies used to be every year (my vet does a combo: parvo/distemper/coronavirus/hepatitis/lepto/parainfluenza), but we do a three year on those.

 

Puppies normally get two shots (one being a booster) for the combo vac. Then it used to be yearly for those vacs. Toby was having to get them every year because it was a requirement while he was in 4-H dog classes, but he's retired now.

 

My daughter almost lost her rottie mix to parvo and he was over 2 years old at the time.

 

Those other vacs aren't just limited to protecting puppies.

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