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Dr. Ron Schultz Update on Leptospirosis Vaccines (2012)

For dogs at high risk for leptospirosis, which has diffuse symptoms and can cause liver and kidney failure – if caught too late, Dr. Ron Schultz of University of Wisconsin recommends using the four-way vaccine  (which covers  the L. icterohaemorrhagiae, L. canicola, L. grippotyphosa, and L. pomona serovars). It should be given first at 14…

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Dr. Schultz on Lyme Vaccine

It is not a scientifically based recommendation to suggest that all dogs in low-risk exposure states be vaccinated with Lyme Vaccine. There may be select areas in the state, “hot spots” where infection is very high and vaccination would be indicated, but dogs in most parts of the state would probably not receive benefit and…

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Clinical Approaches to Managing and Treating Adverse Vaccine Reactions

Background There is no doubt that application of modern vaccine technology has permitted us to protect companion animals effectively against serious infectious diseases. Viral disease and recent vaccination with single or combination modified live-virus (MLV) vaccines, especially those containing distemper virus, adenovirus 1 or 2, and parvovirus are increasingly recognized contributors, albeit relatively rare,  to…

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Yes or No to the Snake Vaccine for Your Dog?

Question: Dear Dr. Dodds, Tuesday and I are spending a lot of time in the desert and I am concerned about snake bites here, as spring nears. I have seen a snake vaccine for dogs offered in the area. What do you think about it? Thanks! Dr. Dodds Says: The rattlesnake vaccine is a killed, inactivated…

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Q&A w/Dr. Dodds: Kennel Cough Complex Vaccines

Hi Dr. Dodds, I use your vaccination protocol for my puppies. I have a litter that was born in late October 2012 and I am using your updated protocol which recommends 2 parvo-distemper instead of 3. I have a question about the Kennel Cough Intranasal vaccine because it’s not mentioned in your protocol. In order…

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Q&A with Dr. Dodds: I had a dog who had a bad reaction to the Rabies Vaccine and now I am concerned about giving it to my other dogs. What should I do?

Question:  I have come to highly respect your opinion and protocol on vaccinations. My problem is I have a 16 month old standard poodle who is due for her one year rabies booster in a few weeks I have decided I don’t want to give it. My 9 year old standard came down with immune-mediated…

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