2016 Vaccine Protocol for Dogs from Dr. Jean Dodds

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Dr. Jean Dodds has just released her 2016 vaccine protocol for dogs. This new protocol has one major change, the addition of a dose of parvovirus vaccine at 18 weeks of age.

Posted by Dr. Jean Dodds (original post): http://goo.gl/9Zod6q

HDB Dodds 8-9-16

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

9 – 10 weeks of age

Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV
e.g. Merck Nobivac (Intervet Progard) Puppy DPV


14 – 15 weeks of age
Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV


18 weeks of age
Parvovirus only, MLV
Note: New research states that last puppy parvovirus vaccine should be at 18 weeks old.


20 weeks or older, if allowable by law
Rabies – give 3-4 weeks apart from other vaccines


1 year old
Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV
This is an optional booster or titer. If the client intends not to booster after this optional booster or intends to retest titers in another three years, this optional booster at puberty is wise.


1 year old
Rabies – give 3-4 weeks apart from other vaccines
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. Visit The Rabies Challenge Fund for more information.


Dr Dodd1W. Jean Dodds, DVM
11561 Salinaz Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92843


Re-blogged with permission from Dr. Jean Dodds.


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