Dog Vaccination Schedule

PLEASE let's be careful here. Remember that these puppies are very small and delicate.
If you believe that more vaccinations are better for your dog, I may not be the breeder for you. However, I would also like to introduce you to many veterinarians that are now saying dogs and puppies only need three basic vaccinations to provide long term immunity, usually for life.

Dr. John Robb
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" I have been given a gift from God to heal pets, now its time to speak for them. Many of our beloved pets have died young from over-vaccination. We have started a national and international boycott or these 3 companies to stop the carnage – Banfield the Pet Hospital, Petsmart, and the Mars Corporation. Won’t you join us in our effort to be the voice for the Pets and stop putting profits over pets? Thanks and God Bless, Dr Robb "

Dr. Will Falconer
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" In other words, the immunity that was established in early life persists, and it is that immunity that actually interferes with subsequent vaccinations. It’s much like the case of vaccinating very young puppies. If you vaccinate a puppy (or kitten or foal) at a too young age, the maternal antibodies from the mother’s immune system are still present, and the vaccine will be thwarted in its attempt to provoke an immune response."
If you are interested in more please let me know and I'll give you links to them as well. Also please let me introduce you to some very knowledgeable people with a ton of great information concerning this issue.

Roger Biduk
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Although I may not agree with everything Roger says, ( he doesn't seem to be a fan of breeders ), his information on gut health and vaccines have been very helpful in raising my dogs and also personally in helping with my family's health.

Cathy Gibson Lanier
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If you go to her group, please make sure to read her ebook that is located in the files. Lots of great yorkie information there.

While I do agree with most everything these people listed above say, I do not have access to everything and I am just starting to switch my animals and puppies over to a more natural and healthier way of life. Until I find everything I need and find access to everything I need, I have to make due with what I have.

Our current vaccination protocol is based on the AAHA 2011 minimal vaccination protocol listed here . Pay close attention to question number 56 located on page 34.
" 56. Is there a vaccination program that could be recommended for those owners only wanting the least number of vaccines possible or for those dogs that are not likely to be seen again by a veterinarian?
The vaccination protocol that includes the minimum number of vaccines yet still provides a reasonable opportunity
to immunize the dog would be: a single dose of a combined infectious (attenuated, avirulent, modified live, recombinant viral vectored) CDV, MLV CPV-2, with MLV CAV-2, administered at 16 wk of age or older, plus a rabies vaccine at the same time (but inoculated at a separate site on the body). "

Please note: My mentors on this subject do not advise giving multiple shots at one time. It only confuses the immune system rather than provide appropriate immunity, and definetly advise AGAINST a rabies vaccine for small animals at 16 weeks. I am using the AAHA protocol to determine the correct time to give a puppy a vaccination that will be effective and not detrimental to their health. 16 weeks. At this time I am trying to find a source for only the parvo vaccine ( It looks like neopar is the single dose ) and single distemper vaccine. Apparently the minimum protocol is as follows:

1 parvo vaccine at 16 weeks
1 distemper vaccine at 20 weeks
1 rabies vaccine - hold off as long as possible at least until 1 year of age if at all possible

Until I can find the single distemper vaccine and can trust the neopar vaccine ( I just had a friend use the single parvo vaccine on 3 of her litters and ended up loosing most of her puppies to parvo almost immediately), I have to stick with the vaccine that I have trusted for years which is spectra 5. This is the vaccination for parvo, distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and hepatitis. I am dosing it by weight according to Dr. John Robb.

I know this all may be a bit confusing and you're wondering why I'm telling you all of this, saying one thing and doing another. Let me tell you what is happening here. You are seeing my thought process and how I determine what to do for my animals. I am very open, sometimes too open with my breeding program. I am currently weighing my options and at the same time trying to do what is best for my puppies.