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Old 07-17-2010, 01:25 AM   #21 (permalink)
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the rabies shot should be given separately and at least 3 weeks from any other vaccinations. also, many states have a 3 year rabies policy, so you may not even need to repeat it this year depending on your location. instead of vaccinating for distemper and parvo, you can do a blood titer test for them to see if aolani is still immune. hth
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:19 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I live overseas and haven't yet vaccinated Kitzel for Rabies---so he can't fly internationally until he gets it (he will be 5 months next week & has all other puppy shots). Since it is required by law I have to have it. We do not have rabies in Greece. Is it possible to ask the vet to give him only part of the innoculation. He had a severe reaction to advantix recently and I am concerned about the Rabies shot. He weighs around 4 pounds (almost) and I am waiting to get his weight up. He has to have the innoculation 30 days before he can fly and I never know when that will be. Please advise on the partial dose.
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:28 PM   #23 (permalink)
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the rabies shot should be given separately and at least 3 weeks from any other vaccinations. also, many states have a 3 year rabies policy, so you may not even need to repeat it this year depending on your location. instead of vaccinating for distemper and parvo, you can do a blood titer test for them to see if aolani is still immune. hth

Thank you so much. I will def follow this advice when we go in for our annual in August.
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:10 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Thank you for the information!

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Old 07-30-2010, 06:49 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Thank you for the information!!
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:58 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Most vets won't give a partial dose. Good luck on finding one that will agree to it.

No vet has ever explained to my satisfaction why the same exact amount of vaccine is given to a Maltese and a Great Dane. No vet ever mentions or discusses the additives/preservatives in the vaccination shots, and whether they might be harmful, especially to tiny dogs. No vet has ever mentioned to me that the vaccine precautions on the packaging state that they should be given only to healthy dogs.

Unless your dog is in a high-risk situation, think twice about automatically vaccinating. Each dog is different, with different lifestyles, and they should not be treated all the same. Veterinary offices should not intimidate anyone into vaccinating their dog. You do have a choice.
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whole dog journal has an excellent article on vaccines this month, including information on how to discuss the topic with your vet and not get "intimidated" into over-vaccinating.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:42 PM   #28 (permalink)
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whole dog journal has an excellent article on vaccines this month, including information on how to discuss the topic with your vet and not get "intimidated" into over-vaccinating.
I guess I will have to break down and subscribe again...someday....
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:20 PM   #29 (permalink)
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whole dog journal has an excellent article on vaccines this month, including information on how to discuss the topic with your vet and not get "intimidated" into over-vaccinating.
I'll make sure my ex gets to see that cuz he gets bamboozled by his vet all the time.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:19 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Here's the Whole Dog Journal Article online: Over-Vaccination - Dog Owners Beware - Whole Dog Journal Article

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