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The Pet Vaccine Truth - Part 2

Mar 4, 2008
In my previous article, I discussed the problems with cat and dog vaccines today and the confusion that many pet owners face. Should you vaccinate your dog or cat, and if so, how often and for what diseases?

Most conventional veterinarians would advise "vaccinate for all diseases, and administer booster shots every year". I do not advise this approach.

With the evidence as clear as it is, most veterinary schools are now advising alternate vaccine protocols - fewer vaccines and less often. Newer research is showing that vaccine immunity lasts much longer than previously thought. In some cases, a vaccine given at 1 year of age may provide lifelong immunity. The analogy can be drawn to people and Tetanus vaccine - it only needs to be boosted every 10 years (or perhaps longer), and this may be similar in dogs and cats.

Vaccines do help prevent serious illness and disease, in truth. But they should be used with caution - never take the issue lightly. Before you decide to vaccinate your pet, consider the risk. For example, if your cat is an indoor-only cat and will never be exposed to other cats or non-vaccinated animals, the risk of infection is quite low. But if you have a dog who is often boarded at the kennel or is frequently at a busy dog day care, then he may have a high risk of exposure to many diseases.

The decision about vaccinations is very individual and should be guided by your own research on the subject before you go to the veterinarian. Speak with veterinarians and others in the pet health field in your area, along with other pet owners, to find out what diseases are common and what your pet may be exposed to.

If you would like my dog and cat vaccine recommendations, visit one of my websites (see the resource box for a link to VeterinarySecretsRevealed or TheOnlineVet) and send an email to my support address with the request, and I'll send along my vaccine report. Best wishes to you and your pets!
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The Dog and Cat Vaccine Question can be confusing - should you give vaccines to your dog or cat, and what should you vaccinate for? Visit Dr. Jones' site VeterinarySecretsRevealed for FREE information today.
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