2015 Vaccination Protocol
Thoughts and web links on whether to vaccinate or consider a natural holistic approach.
If you decide to vaccinate, we recommend a conservative vaccine protocol like Jean Dodds, for best immunity.
Note: The following vaccine protocol is offered for those dogs where minimal vaccinations are advisable or desirable. The schedule is one Dr. Dodds recommends and should not be interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory. It’s a matter of professional judgment and choice.
9-10 Weeks Old - First Puppy Shot
Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV (e.g. Merck Nobivac [Intervet Progard] Puppy DPV)
14-16 Weeks - Second Puppy Shot
Same as above Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV
20 Weeks or Older (if allowable by law)
Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV (optional = titer)
1 Year after the initial dose
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. See the Rabies Challenge Fund website.
W. Jean Dodds, DVM
Hemopet / NutriScan
11561 Salinaz Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 9284