|The face I make when I get probed|
So do you all remember when I talked about vaccines in this post? Well, Mom and I deiced where we stand on the vaccine issue, and hammered out my future vaccine schedule.
We are very firmly in the less is more camp for vaccines, and I won't be getting any vaccines that aren't entirely necessary. If I'm not at risk for it and it's not required to go somewhere, I won't get it. Given all the recent studies on vaccines and the possibly that they do more harm then good, and the fact that Dachshunds are predisposed to vaccine reactions, it's not worth the risks. Also, I'm a pretty "natural" dog, and Mom wants to keep it that way. Keep your eye out for a post about being a "natural" dog! Feel free to tell me what you think of vaccines in the comments below!
Now on my current vaccines and my future vaccination schedule! I've had quiet a few shots, because when I was a baby Mom wasn't nearly as vaccine and natural dog savvy as she is now (Dachshund Mommy: I'm still irritated with Nola's old vet for not walking me through the vaccines and the risks). So I had the vaccines:
DAPP (which is Distemper, Adenovirus aka Canine Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Parainfulenza)
Dachshund Mommy: if I knew what I know now I would have refused Lyme and Lepto
And my future vaccination schedule is:
Every 3 years: Rabies and DAPP, but I will get them individually as Mom doesn't trust cocktail vaccines.
No yearly vaccines, but I will continue to go in for yearly wellness exams and heartworm tests.
Wish me luck everyone!
Kisses and Tail Wags,