Category: Vaccination Protocols

2016 Dodds Vaccination Protocol for Dogs

The following vaccine protocol is offered for those dogs where minimal vaccinations are advisable or desirable. The schedule is one I recommend and should not be interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory. It’s a matter of professional judgment and choice. 9 – 10 weeks of ageDistemper + Parvovirus, MLV  e.g. Merck…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Titers and Vaccination Protocol by Dr. Dodds

We frequently receive questions regarding Dr. Dodds’ Canine Vaccination Protocol and titer tests. We thought we would put together a short FAQ to help you and your dog.  Updated August 23, 2015 Question:  The breeder vaccinated before nine weeks of age. How do I start your vaccination protocol now? Answer:  Just continue with the regular…

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Snapshot of Leptospirosis Strains & Vaccine

Most Leptospirosis strains (there are about 200) do not cause disease, and of the seven clinically important strains, only four — L. icterohaemorrhagiae, L. canicola, L. grippotyphosa, and L. pomona serovars — are found in today’s vaccines. So, exposure risk depends upon which serovars of Leptospirosis have been documented to cause clinical leptospirosis in the…

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Stray and Owner Surrendered Canines and Vaccines

Background Shelters and rescue organizations are overflowing with abandoned or owner surrendered dogs. As dealing with these animals involves complex medical, social and management issues, a standard vaccination protocol is usually adopted for all dogs and cats to mitigate potential viral or other infectious diseases and parasite outbreaks. The standard protocol is usually to give…

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Feline Vaccination Protocol – W. Jean Dodds, DVM

Approximately seven years ago, the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) sponsored and conducted a groundbreaking study on feline vaccines. The panel – which included Dr. Dodds’ colleague, Dr. Ron Schultz – divided the vaccines into core and non-core. Just this year, the AAFP published updated feline vaccination guidelines. Dr. Dodds agrees with the panel’s…

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