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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dr Dodd's vaccination protocal - Dogs



W. Jean Dodds, DVM

938 Stanford Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-828-4804; Fax 310-828-8251

e-mail: hemopet AT hotmail.com (omit "AT and spaces when emailing, also, insert @ symbol)

Note: 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 interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory. It's a matter of professional judgment and choice.

Age of Pups

Vaccine Type

9 - 10 weeks

14 weeks

16 -18 weeks (optional)

20 weeks or older, if allowable by law

1 year

1 year

Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV (e.g. Intervet

Progard Puppy DPV)

Same as above

Same as above (optional)


Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV

Rabies, killed 3-year product (give 3-4 weeks apart from distemper/parvovirus booster)

Perform vaccine antibody titers for distemper and parvovirus every three years thereafter, or more often, if desired. Vaccinate for rabies virus according to the law, except where circumstances indicate that a written waiver needs to be obtained from the primary care veterinarian. In that case, a rabies antibody titer can also be performed to accompany the waiver request.

Dr. Dodd's has also written a very interesting article on changing vaccine protocals. A copy of it can be found here.


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