Malli wrote:I vaccinate Oscar every yr and every 6 months for kennel cough, partly because Oscar does come to the hospital with we very frequently.
Oscar is 8 now, and probably in the next year or 2 I'll think about some yearly bloodwork, up until now he's only had bloodwork if there was cause for concern or before a procedure.
I know that what happened to Yoda was awful, but from what I've seen and been told reactions are very very rare and very infrequently deadly.
I think its often common practice for people to vaccinate less as the dog becomes more senior, and by that time, their immunity to everything save kennel cough (immunity only lasts about 6 months) should be pretty substantial, anyway.
I'm not trying to get into any debates, just helping with a little info and personal experience.
BigDogBuford wrote:I vaccinate my dogs regularly but that's because they come to work with me and board quite regularly.
Malli wrote:but, even if most people don't make the connection, usually the reaction is within a few hrs to a day and the vet should make the connection for them.
SisMorphine wrote:BigDogBuford wrote:I vaccinate my dogs regularly but that's because they come to work with me and board quite regularly.
See my dogs always have come to work, as well, 5-7 days a week in a vet's office and/or boarding, daycare, or training facility each week since the day I brought my first dog home (Wally). Other than deworming more regularly I don't do anything different. And I especially don't vaccinate for kennel cough. That vaccine is the bane of my existence
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