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    • melbury
    • By melbury 3rd Jul 17, 9:00 PM
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    Vaccinations for dogs
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    • 3rd Jul 17, 9:00 PM
    Vaccinations for dogs 3rd Jul 17 at 9:00 PM
    Just wondered which ones people go for?

    Have to take puppy back for second lot on Weds and can't make my mind up about a certain one
    Last edited by melbury; 03-07-2017 at 9:06 PM.
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    • harrys nan
    • By harrys nan 4th Jul 17, 7:15 AM
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    Which one are you are unsure of?
    Treat other's how you like to be treated.

    Harry born 23/09/2008
    New baby grandson, Louie born 28/06/2012,
    Proud nanny to two beautiful boys
    • melbury
    • By melbury 4th Jul 17, 8:58 PM
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    Which one are you are unsure of?
    Originally posted by harrys nan
    The Lepto 4 vaccine. Seems to have caused a lot of controversy
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    • harrys nan
    • By harrys nan 9th Jul 17, 10:14 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 10:14 PM
    Sorry, I haven't been on here for a few days.
    I cannot help you with this, have you spoken to your vet for advice?
    Treat other's how you like to be treated.

    Harry born 23/09/2008
    New baby grandson, Louie born 28/06/2012,
    Proud nanny to two beautiful boys
    • LusciousLuce
    • By LusciousLuce 10th Jul 17, 8:28 AM
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    There is a lot of talk about the lepto 4 vaccine, most of it scaremongering. From what I've looked at, there is no evidence of increased serious vaccine reactions compared to the previous vaccine.

    However, when we introduced it at our practice (I left 7 months ago) we saw a lot more localised reactions - lumps at the injection site. They always resolved within a couple of weeks, and presented no harm to the dog, but the increase definitely was significant.

    The vaccine manufacturers tell us that the additional strains of lepto that this vaccine is against will start to become a problem in the U.K. I've not looked into that so I don't know if it will or if its drug company propaganda. But that's what you need to decide on - the risk of the additional lepto strains balanced against the increased risk of vaccine reaction (I emphasise again, I have not seen any evidence of serious fatal or life-threatening reactions increasing). I don't have a dog but I think I'd probably go with the vaccine.
    • melbury
    • By melbury 11th Jul 17, 9:34 AM
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    There is a lot of talk about the lepto 4 vaccine, most of it scaremongering. From what I've looked at, there is no evidence of increased serious vaccine reactions compared to the previous vaccine.

    However, when we introduced it at our practice (I left 7 months ago) we saw a lot more localised reactions - lumps at the injection site. They always resolved within a couple of weeks, and presented no harm to the dog, but the increase definitely was significant.

    The vaccine manufacturers tell us that the additional strains of lepto that this vaccine is against will start to become a problem in the U.K. I've not looked into that so I don't know if it will or if its drug company propaganda. But that's what you need to decide on - the risk of the additional lepto strains balanced against the increased risk of vaccine reaction (I emphasise again, I have not seen any evidence of serious fatal or life-threatening reactions increasing). I don't have a dog but I think I'd probably go with the vaccine.
    Originally posted by LusciousLuce
    I agree that it does cover 4 strains rather than 2, but on reading about Lepto there are a couple of hundred different strains of it

    I have always gone along with the vet's recommendations in the past and my previous two dogs had all of the vaccines. One died at 7 years old and the last one at 10 years old. The vaccines may not have had anything to do with either death, but they certainly did not prolong my dogs lives, so I have gone for the "core" vaccines but not the add ons.
    Last edited by melbury; 11-07-2017 at 9:38 AM.
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 12th Jul 17, 12:26 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 12:26 AM
    Never had a dog from a pup but have given full vaccines to both adult rescues all their lives. Both lived to 15.
    Which is anecdotal, statistically insignificant and impossible to generalise from in any meaningful way, as is the fact that your dogs died younger.

    I know some people have issues with certain vaccines but I have neither the time or inclination to wade through and separate fact from speculation. So I go with the vet's recommendation on the grounds they have more knowledge than me in the area and I have no serious cause for concern which will make me reconsider at the moment.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
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