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Vaccinations Update

What You Need To Know!

Historically veterinarians and vaccine manufacturers for companion animals have recommended annual revaccination against the most common diseases. Annual revaccination was originally an arbitrary recommendation and was not based on any studies showing maximum duration of immunity. 


Yearly revaccinations became standard with most veterinarians because it also provided an incentive for owners to get a physical examination and health check.


Concerns about over-vaccination and potential adverse effects have led to a reevaluation of the annual revaccination.  Adverse reactions can include allergic responses, vaccine-associated immune-mediated disease, and production of the disease from vaccination.


Current vaccination recommendation schedules for adult dogs from the America Animal Hospital Association include a ″core″ (High Risk Infectious diseases) vaccination booster 1-year after the dog′s initial vaccination series. Healthy dogs at low risk should then be revaccinated no more frequently than every 3 years.


Many veterinarians today recommend against 5 in 1 vaccine combinations such as DHLPP. Some recommend using single or simpler combined vaccine which consists of fewer individual vaccines contained in a single shot. For dogs it can be a ″DH″ or a ″DHP″ vaccine combo referred to as a 3 in 1.


We encourage each pet owner to conduct their own research and due diligence for the well-being of their animals.




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