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Canine Vaccination Guidelines

The duration of immunity for vaccines for diseases like rabies, distemper, and parvovirus have been shown to be 7 years. More importantly it has been scientifically proven that, after the initial series, when vaccines are re-administered the immune status of the patient is not enhanced.  Antibodies from the initial vaccine block the subsequent vaccines from

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New Vaccination Protocols

Recent Advances in¬†Immunology Because of dogs like “Katy”….¬†Katy developed Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia ( a disease where the body rejects its own blood) after her annual vaccinations. This syndrome has been shown to be associated with annual vaccinations.After 6 weeks of care the total bill was over $3000. Katy was lucky to survive. Less than

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Where being the advocate for your pet is our primary concern

With the prevailing recommendations, a 12 year old dog would receive vaccinations for 157 antigens in it’s lifetime. By omitting unnecessary vaccines like Lyme, Corona and Lepto and by following  the every three -year compromise recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association that number of antigens would be reduced to 32. Likewise the number of

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The Science Has Been Done

References are provided to support the following 1. Duration of Immunity studies on large numbers of animals  have been done. 2. Endogenous antibody interference with vaccines, blocks re-administered vaccines from enhancing immunity. 3. Dogs over 8 weeks of age do not develop any disease from canine corona virus 4. Dogs are at low risk of

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Conclusions

The practice of medicine is a continuously evolving entity of new knowledge and technology. Keeping abreast of the latest information requires a passionate commitment to continuing education. With over 100 hours of CE / year at such conferences as Western States Veterinary Conference, North American Veterinary Conference, the AVMA Conference, and Critical Care Society, I

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The History Of a Passion For Change

I am not in the habit of explaining myself. Here are the facts as I see them. I have done what I believe a Doctor of Medicine should do. I obtain over 100 hours of CE every year, including about four hours each year on vaccinations. I read peer reviewed journals, with what I believe