argument, vaccination for deadly diseases has been largely responsible
for increasing the domestic dog's longevity. There are two groups of
vaccines available for the following diseases:
1) Core - Those that are essential for all dogs (rabies, distemper,
adenovirus, and parvovirus).
2) Noncore- Those that are not always recommended for such reasons as
geographic location, age, breed, and overall health status of the dog
(Lyme Disease, Leptospirosis, Bordetella bronchiseptica (canine kennel cough), Coronavirus, Giardia, Distemper-measles, periodontal disease, and Rattlesnake.|
Re-examination of the standard vaccine protocol.
The veterinary community is unified in advocating vaccination for all
dogs. However, more recently, compelling evidence indicates that
vaccines can trigger immune-mediated and other chronic disorders
(vaccinosis), and there are data that support modification in the way
vaccinations are administered or vaccine protocols
which support recommended changes to the timing and regularity of
vaccinations in order to maintain immunity while reducing the risks of
side effects. I follow the vaccination schedule recommended by Dr. Jean Dodds.