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3rd Puppy Vac - Yes Or No?

#1 User is online   Remarkabull 

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:10 PM

What are people's thoughts on having the 3rd puppy vac done?

I usually have my dogs vaccinated as pups and then a booster at around 15 months (C3 only) and then don't vaccinate again.
Arnold had his second vac at 11 weeks (first at 7 weeks) and I'm thinking does he really need the third? I'd prefer not to as i hate putting all this crap into him if not needed but then again if he needs it I'm happy to get it done.

Just after some thoughts and opinions please :)

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:35 PM

I always have all the puppy shots, but no more after the 15 month ones.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:43 PM

If you give the first vac @ 7 weeks, maternal immunity may override it = no protection. (This is not altogether scientific but you get the idea I hope). So, another vac is given at about 12 weeks just in case the first one didn't work.

So there is no need for a 3rd injection.

Google Dr Jean Dodd for further info.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:40 PM

Depends - are both vacs a C5 or only a C3? Do you want C5 cover or only C3?

If you get them twice and they are both the same then you should be covered. It also depends on the brand. Protech is what my Vet recommended when discussing this recently. The maternal antibodies may cancel out the vacc.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:55 PM

He would have had all the basics at 7 weeks, and a complete vacc at the second. Unless he's had a brand that guarentees 2 will cover I would go for a third. After having a dog with Parvo at a young age I think the benefit outweighs the risk.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:01 PM

It depends on the type of vaccine system used in your state. I believe it differs from each state vet association. Some have just the 3 vacc system and some have both the 2 and 3 systems.

In Canberra, it is more common for vets to be on the 2 vacc system.

Read here: http://www.gungahlin...s-for-dogs.html

This post has been edited by ziggyboy: 10 July 2013 - 06:02 PM


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:03 PM

Brand is Protec. Vet I go to recommends a third but I have not discussed this with him, its just what they do. Both vaccinations he has received have been C3 only as that's all I give all my dogs.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:16 PM

I would do a third- the three vaccines are not 'boosters' they are just trying to catch when the maternal antibodies decrease and the vaccine can actually work (you could wait till 12+ weeks and only ever give one shot). This most reliably happens after 12weeks of age, although the link above does show that some vaccines do have better response. I would probably err on the side of caution after seeing a pup that didnt respond at 10.5 weeks of age.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:27 PM

It is fairly simple to follow Jean Dodds vaccination schedule

C3 Injections.
1st vaccination at 9 weeks
2nd vaccination at 12 weeks
3rd vaccination at 16-20 weeks

4th vaccination at approx 12 months of age.

No further vaccination required - except that clubs and kennels often still ask for yearly.....

Kennel cough 3 days prior to going into boarding - if required
This vaccination only lasts approx 6 months and only covers 2 of the 8 types of kennel cough.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:29 PM

I too would do the third & have always done the 3 vacc's :)
Have witnessed a puppy that lost his fight with the horrific parvo virus.... Not worth the risk IMO.

This post has been edited by BC Crazy: 10 July 2013 - 09:24 PM


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

Thanks guys. I will err on the side of caution and have the 3rd vac done. Better to be safe than sorry I suppose :)

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:30 PM

The vaccination guidelines from the WSAVA (on which the AVA guidelines are based): http://www.wsava.org...tion-guidelines

In general it is recommended that the last puppy vacc be given around 16 weeks due to the effect of maternal immunity before then.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:08 AM

Protech recommend three puppy shots with their vaccines.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:05 PM

I would google for the manufacturers instructions. I was surprised that my last litter they said 3 and thought that was the vets pushing for it but when I looked it up the protocol for that vaccine was 3 if the first given before 10 weeks and 2 if given after. I ended up printing out those guidelines and putting them in my puppy pack as it had what ages to do each shot.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:26 PM

We have parvo in our area and we had a 6 month old rottie die from it ... so our dogs received the third puppy shot. Our vet also recommended it due to the circumstances.

Our youngest wasn't well after the second shot and it was suspected he had a reaction ... but I opted to go ahead with the third shot anyway.

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