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    I ll be interested to hear what you do :
    I have always got my dogs vaccinated, but speaking to 2 of my Breader friends I was shocked to find they both get the first injections then the yearly injections then they feel the dogs immune system does the rest. They feel it's a con and they get no further injections.....
    They both look after there bullys very well, and show there dogs in shows.
    Do you agree or do you immunise yearly ?




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    Ah, my dear Jimmy, a sticky subject indeed for some, but not for me.
    I used to do as you are doing, like clockwork, multiple animals as I
    took in the unwanted, the homeless strays, etc.

    THEN I got sick with autoimmune disease, like measles, they multiply.
    Had to do research as I slowly learned the Dr's didn't know anything
    and weren't helping me, in fact, got sicker!

    What I learned changed how I thought and now, I do as your breeder
    friends are doing because it's proven, ourselves & our animals are being
    over vaccinated and that's very dangerous. Just as in humans, autoimmune
    diseases are ever more dx'ed in animals and a big cause (I believe) is too
    many vacs, given too often and many not needed.


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    RIP beloved boy.

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    Think of it this way, if we as humans only get vaccinated once for any type of any God forsaken disease, why do our animals need multiple shots for the same disease. Just me, I am with your friend, I say it is for the business not for the health of the animal
    Hug your bully today

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    Default Re: Yearly boosters

    Same here shots from puppy through the first year, then if we need to spend the night at the vet or get any type of procedure done we do a titers test.

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    I'm starting to wonder about this myself… seems like SO many things are becoming overused. Vacinnes and NOW the issues w/the flea & tick meds… it's really scary.

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
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    Lola gets titered for the distemper and parvo, however there doesn't exist a titer for the rabies immunity. Lola had a reaction to her last rabies booster that left us almost devastated. Now I refuse rabies vaccine boosters but my vet is pretty pushy (it's also required by law). I am avoiding the vet, because I do not want to have to get bossy. There is like zero chance my scared-as-**** bulldog will ever approach a rabid raccoon. I can barely keep her outside in my backyard long enough to poop.

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    Who told you there wasn't a titer test for rabies? When we took our dog back to the UK she had to have a rabies titer test before she went. If she didn't have it she would have gone into quarantine for 6 months. There was only one place to get it at that time (2004) and that was Kansas State University. The vet took the blood sample and we sent it off. FAVN Test | KSU Rabies Lab | Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory | KSVDL | College of Veterinary Medicine | Kansas State University.
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    I have not made a decision about vaccination boosters yet. I still have time to decide as they are not due yet, BUT I have made the decision not to put them on any type of heart worm or flea and tick meds. Brutus had a bad reaction to the heart worm med Sentinel. He was lethargic and acting confused for 3 days after the first time I gave them. This year I decided to research natural solutions. I came up with a natural solution of 4 drops of lavendar essential oil, 4 drops of tea tree oil, and 1 cup of distilled water. I spray the boys down every morning and again spritz them at 4:30pm when I get home. It works like a charm. I tested this myself. We are big boaters and are constantly over at Fire Island where the mosquito population is greater than the human, I sprayed myself and my husband and not one single mosquito bite. I may also add that I ordered the lavendar and tea tree oil form Amazon for under $20. My vet wanted to charge me $120 for six advantage II pills. I am taking back the care of my boys!!
    My smooshy face boy!

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    I would love to be able to not give my pets all these shots and treatments. I would be too scared not to give my dogs heartworm treatment though, just too risky in this part of the country. if I lived in the north, it would be a different story.
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    Last year they both got their 3 year shots so I don't need to think about DHPP or Rabies for another 2 years.

    I'm also too nervous not to do heartworm meds. and I do them year round even though we're in the north east since we generally make it down to Florida at least once a year.


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    Why is heartworm such a problem in the states ? @nycbullymama. @1Chumley.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyjj View Post
    Why is heartworm such a problem in the states ? @nycbullymama. @1Chumley.


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    We have a ton of mosquitoes here in New York city, upstate NY and Florida because it's so wet and hot. Mosquitoes thrive in this weather.
    And since one bite of an infected mosquito will cause heart worm, I don't wanna chance it.


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