A guide to pet vaccination

This is shared by a reader: https://animalpatient.com/vaccination-guide

As you all know, we have restarted our Vaccination Aid now, so if you’d like to apply for your rescued/community animal, here are our policies: www.myanimalcare.org/vacc/.  Our aid is only for the first two vaccinations in an animal’s life (the first and a booster (if necessary)).

But please be also aware of the dangers of over-vaccinating pets: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2010-08-18/vets-accused-of-over-vaccinating-pets/949038

Nowadays, thankfully, many of our locals vets subscribe to the once-in-three-years vaccination for indoor pets. This education is very important.

It also depends on the environment where the pet lives too. If there are often newcomers to the environment, especially rescued street animals, then adjustments may be required. For example, shelter animals may need their annual boosters because new rescues are brought in on a daily basis and these rescues may carry pathogens.

Titer-checks is also a good option: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc6E8eqXyOk  (please listen to this vet, he cares with a passion)

Please also listen to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j4ZGfAJ2Jk

On a personal note, all our young rescues are vaccinated when first rescued. The infants were given a booster too.

The original Cow Clan (Cow, Bunny, Pole, Cleo, Indy, Tiger and Tabs) were given one more shot when we moved from the old neighbourhood to this new one in late 2011.

That was all.

Mr Zurik was only given one vaccination as the vet thought that would be sufficient. Ginger and Rosie were given two as they were only one year old when they came. Vincent, also two. Daffodil and Heidi (both already very senior when they came) were not vaccinated as the vet felt both would have got street immunity already.

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