I was just reading on the web that dogs don't really require vacinations every year only the first vacinations at eight weeks. It states that once these vacinations are given the dogs having already taken a small dose of the disease certainly don't need it again. A bit like a human going for a tetenus daily.
can anyone throw any light on this?
Is this a big con by the vets?
Are we actually doing our dogs more harm than good?
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I was just reading on the web that dogs don't really require vacinations every year only the first vacinations at ... on this? Is this a big con by the vets? Are we actually doing our dogs more harm than good?

Think about it, do dogs living in the wild require vaccinations? do you see them trotting up to the vets to get their annual shots? It's a complete and utter scam. The same with us Humans. If you feed the body the proper nutrients it requires it'll look after itself. Same with dogs, cats, horses etc.
Redman
I was just reading on the web that dogs don't ... Are we actually doing our dogs more harm than good?

Think about it, do dogs living in the wild require vaccinations?

What "dogs living in the wild" would those be? But yes, if there were dog living in the wild they'd require vaccination if they wanted to live to a healthy old age. Have a thought for the wolf packs in Yellowstone being devastated by parvo this year. 47 of the 69 pups born last year are dead.
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Think about it, do dogs living in the wild require vaccinations? do you

see

them trotting up to the vets to get their annual shots?

I don't see any "dogs living in the wild". I do, however, see many wild animals dying of rabies every year..
It's a complete and
I was just reading on the web that dogs don't really require vacinations every year only the first vacinations at ... on this? Is this a big con by the vets? Are we actually doing our dogs more harm than good?

I have read the articles saying that after the 2nd year some vets are not doing distemper/parvo but every 3 years. Research was done saying that the vaccines would last for 3 years if not longer. They still recommend rabies every year and plus its required by law. My vet still does distemper/parvo every year.
jw
They still recommend rabies every year and plus its required by law.

Maybe there are jurisdictions that require it, but what I've encountered around this state and in dealing with dogs from other states and provinces is that to register your dog you need a current rabies vaccine. If it's a three-year vaccine it's good for three years.
My vets follow the Cornell vaccination protocol, which is bordetella and lepto every year, everything else (including rabies) every three years.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

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I was just reading on the web that dogs don't really require vacinations every year only the first vacinations at ... small dose of the disease certainly don't need it again. A bit like a human going for a tetenus daily.

But humans don't go for a tetanus daily, we go every 10 years or so (or at least that is what my Dr. recommends). We also (if you are in an at-risk situation, get the flu shot every year.
Don't forget that there are a lot of jurisdictions that require vaccinations for your dog to be licenced. Vaccinations aren't only to protexct your dog, they are also to protect the dogs that yours comes into contact with.

Marcel and Moogli
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Think about it, do dogs living in the wild require vaccinations?

Don't talk shite. So Wolves are not wild dogs? They require an annual vaccination to live to a healthy old age? Get a grip, ffs.

Redman
Think about it, do dogs living in the wild require vaccinations? do you them trotting up to the vets to get their annual shots?

I don't see any "dogs living in the wild". I do, however, see many wild animals dying of rabies every year..

Rabies cannot kill you ffs. It is non existent. Keep believing the propaganda.
Redman
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