i know that puppies under twelve weeks of age need it very two weeks, but how often does an 11 month old puppy and a four year old dog need to vaccinated for parvo?
Every 2 weeks is too much vaccination. an 11 month old is good none needed, and a 4 yr old dog doesn’t need it.
16 weeks 2 doses 3-4 weeks apart Yes вЂ“
Durration of Immunity 7 yrs+
revaccination None needed.
Duration of immunity 7.5 years by studies. Probably lifetime. Longer studies pending. At 6 weeks of age, only 30% of puppies are protected but 100% are exposed to the virus at the vet clinic
The duration of immunity for vaccines for diseases like rabies, distemper, and parvovirus have been shown to be 7 years. More importantly it has been scientifically proven that, after the initial series, when vaccines are re-administered the immune status of the patient is not enhanced. Antibodies from the initial vaccine block the subsequent vaccines from having any effect.
Although the true interval at which re-administration of Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus and Para influenza vaccinations will enhance the immunity in a significant number of dogs has not been determined, an arbitrary compromise interval of every three years has been agreed upon by the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and 22 Schools of Veterinary Medicine. It is the consensus of immunologists and experts that the duration of immunity is much longer and probably the life of the patient. This three-year compromise interval will greatly reduce the number of antigens administered, and therefore the risk of adverse reactions, while providing the most complete protection against preventable diseases possible.
These are the recommendations of Bob Rogers DVM based on
Peer Reviewed Journal Publications (References)
The American Association of Feline Practitioners
The American Veterinary Medical Association
Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents
Texas A&:M University
Colorado State University
The American Animal Hospital Association
Distemper and Parvovirus In 1994, Ft. Dodge marketed a new high titer Parvovirus vaccine (RF11). Testing by Dr. Ron Schultz demonstrated that this vaccine and a new high titer vaccine from Immunovet (Proguard) provided much better protection than all other vaccines against canine parvovirus (19,23). When studies by Dr Schultz demonstrated that the new high titer vaccines by Fort Dodge and Intervet were much more effective, Meriel improved their product to match. Pfizer came out with a high titer vaccine, Vanguard puppy. Pfizer and Biocor still market the old vaccines, Vanguard 5 and Biocor.
The frustrating experiences we had prior to 1995, with vaccine breaks were largely resolved by the new improved vaccines. Attempts to improve the efficacy by more frequent administration of the vaccine are no longer necessary.
According to Dr. Schultz in the Journal of the AVMA Aug. 15. 1995, when a vaccination series given at 2, 3, and 4 months and again at 1 year(>:6m0) with a modified live virus, puppies and kittens program memory cells that survive for life, providing lifelong immunity for diseases like Parvo and Distemper.(6, 15, 20, 21,23).
Dr. Leland Carmichael at Cornell University and Dr. Schultz have studies showing immunity against challenge at 7 years for canine distemper and 7 years for parvovirus: and immunity by serology out to 15 years for distemper. (22,23 b). Studies for longer duration are pending (5, 13, 14, 15, 18, 22,23 b, 23c.) *A copy of Dr Schultz’s study is in our pet care library for your convenience.
Adverse events from canine distemper vaccine include vaccine induced distemper, vaccine induced folliculitis, and HOD (hypertropic osteodystrophy). HOD is most common in Wiemaraners.
Virus drift There are no new strains of parvovirus as some would like to suggest. Parvovirus vaccination provides cross immunity for all types.
Dogs will not get Parvo from the vaccine, but when the vaccine is administered at a vet clinic to 6 wk old puppies only 30% will respond to the vaccine with any protection while all will likely be exposed. It is likely some of them will come down with parvo which they caught at the Vet Clinic. For this reason we do not start the initial series of vaccinations until the puppies are 8 wks old and are better able to respond to the vaccine.*** It is not the vaccination at 6 wks that I object to but the increased exposure to the virus at the Vet Clinic at an age when maternal antibodies will interfere with the response to the vaccination. I would encourage breeders who have a problem with Parvovirus to vaccinate puppies at home with Parvo, but not Distemper, and only at 6 weeks and no younger, to aid in cutting losses.
When puppies are given their first booster vaccinations, they get a series of 3 vaccinations, which collectively are called DHLPP, which does include the Parvo vaccine. The first vaccination is given at around 6-8 weeks-old, then the second vaccine is done at around 10-12 weeks-old and then the third vaccine is given at around 14-16 weeks-old.
Parvo is a very serious disease that can be very deadly to puppies. Once the puppy gets the 3 booster vaccines, then they only need to get vaccinated once a year, which does include the Parvo vaccine. Some vets will give dogs that are at a low risk of contracting Parvo the vaccine every 3 years but most give it once a year.
Your 11 month-old puppy should have already had all of his first booster vaccinations already, so both of your dogs, the 11 month-old puppy and the 4 year-old dog should only need to get the Parvo vaccine once a year.
Best of luck with your dogs. Hope I helped.
The initial vaccination (two in the UK, given any time from 8 weeks) which includes one for parvo is all that’s needed, assuming your 11 month puppy was vaccinated as a baby, until the booster, at around 1 year. Same for your older dog – assuming he was vaccinated as a puppy, he now needs boostering, not vaccinating. However, there is a lot of debate these days about whether annual boostering is necessary, or even advisable. The new thinking is, rabies apart, boostering isn’t needed more than every 2 years, or maybe even 3 years. A lot depends on where you have your dog – obviously if he’s mixing with lots of other dogs, it’s more vital he has protection. If not, my belief is this isn’t necessary. I had my puppies vaccinated as babies (8 weeks), then boostered at around 15-18 months. After that it depended on whether I was showing, breeding, and where I was living. I didn’t booster at all after 7 years. I had an agreement with my vet, when I was keeping numbers, that if parvo (the ‘newest’ of the serious dog diseases) became endemic locally, I’d get mine in to be boostered, for that.
The only true way you’ll know what your dog(s) need is to test their titre levels which will accurately tell you what they are at risk for. This is expensive however. Rabies obviously, in relevant countries, has to be done annually, by law. And boarding kennels require up to date boosters.
Add – Puppies take immunity, initially, from their dam via the colostrum, first milk (provided she’s utd with her shots before mating). This lasts for around 5 weeks, at which time that immunity level begins to drop so by around 8 weeks, most puppies won’t have any immunity, which is why vets take this time as the norm. If a puppy didn’t, for some reason, get immunity from mum, vets will give a preliminary shot around 6 weeks. However, if the immunity level hasn’t dropped sufficiently at 8 weeks, the vaccination given then won’t take. This is why a second, or even a third in some countries, jab is given. And to back this up, the booster periodically. I believe, by 7 years especially, any dog should have adequate protection, but parvo, a virus, does mutate, so whether I’m right there, I’m not totally sure!! As I said, titre testing is the only way to know how things stand, with the individual dog. I do believe that it’s quite possible to over-vaccinate/booster!! Talk to your vet about what he thinks about all this and make up your own mind. I believe a lot of this continual boostering is lining the pockets of the vets/ Chemical companies!
As puppies they get four boosters (3 weeks apart) up to 15-16 weeks of age, then they get annual boosters every year. So one shot per year up to 3 years old, and depending on your vet every three years thereafter.
My dog gets her parvo done once every 3 years (she’s five)
I dont think a 4 year old dog needs to have a parvo shot cuz theyre already immune to it from their puppyhood.
2. There’s a 2 week wait between shots, and then you have to wait 2 weeks after the second shot before walking them outside.
It’s a 4 round set of shots, they both need the same. You give them one, then wait two weeks, and give another round, and ect. till they’re done!
vaccination should be on 6,8,12 weeks
after that a yearly injection