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    Question Vaccines

    I have a 7 month old Cavalier King charles

    He has had all of his shots and is up to date. Just wondering how often do you need to vaccinate after the first round? Yearly, 3 yearly, 7 yearly? Various?

    I have read a few articles that we over vaccinate our animals, and I am wondering how many other people feel this way and what do you do, and when? I thought it was yearly, that's what I have always done with my cat (he just got his yearly vaccine) who is 6 years old.

    Opinions (and any factsheets if you have them) please!

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    You should have received a vaccination card from your vet which tells you when you need to get it done again.

    My dogs are vaccinated every year - full C5. I would rather take the risk and get them done every year so that they don't ever get sick plus it gives them a chance to have a check over and sort out any other problems if there are any. I know they have just introduced a component of the C5 that you can get every 3 years but you will have to check with the vet as to which one it is as I can't remember now.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    sorry to hijack this post but do you guys believe in the annual wormer ?
    I have spoken to a LOT of breeders and they say DO NOT get it as the reactions
    can not be reversed..
    Some Mastiffs have died from it..
    I would never give it to my dogs..
    Also, they recommend vaccinating cats at 14 weeks as my RAGDOLL breeder has
    lost many to the 8 week vaccination...

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    I vaccinate my animals as babies and then that's it. A recent and easy to read article on the subject Vets dogged by criticism over vaccinations

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    TBH, my cat's other than their kitten vaccinations had never been vaccinated (except when i had them flown to OZ, they had to be vaccinated) i just believed they never needed them and for the four years i had them in NZ, they were never sick or had any health issues which made me believe it was all a big money spinner. Until a week ago my cat was injured in a fight with either another cat or possum and now he has a 1 in 4 hit rate of contracting feline aids which is freaking me out. I learnt my lesson big time and from now on they will have their annual vacs. If i still lived in rural NZ however, i probably still be against vaccinating my cats.

    Dogs are another story, i get molly done annually because i have her mingling with other dogs on a daily basis (obedience, off-lead parks etc)

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    Vets accused of over-vaccinating pets - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) similiar article but from an arguably more reputable source.

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    I personally was going with the every 3 year rule but I have just broken that with my older dogs. My plan was to vaccinate at 1 years and then 4 years and 7 years but my older dogs are already past that and I don't plan on vaccinating them again unless I board them (unlikely).

    Worming is every 3 months, no exceptions.

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    I worm and vacc all my dogs on time..

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    My dogs are wormed monthly for heart & intestinal as well as fleas at the moment. They also wear tick collars. I'd rather possibly over vaccinate than under vaccinate, the risk is worth it than having one of my dogs die from a preventable disease.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    My dogs under 2 are vaccinated. As they do not eat other animal poop, I only worm every 6 months and do not do heartworm. If I travel north then I tread with advantix against tick.

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