This virus causes a respiratory disease in dogs see above. There is no recommendation to stop or continue vaccinations once a dog reaches his senior years.
My other concern is hemangiosarcoma, a particularly nasty blood disease that killed my eight-year-old Portuguese water dog in December. Boarding dogs must be current on all vaccinations rabies, DHPP, kennel cough.
Rather than throw that postcard in the trash, pick up the phone and call for an appointment. I do stretch the time between vaccines out because my dogs seem so lethargic after they have them done, but...
There is nothing that any vet can do to 'make' me have vaccinations or boosters for my dogs. I suppose that if Dr. In addition, some senior dogs may have an autoimmune disease and should not have vaccinations because the vaccines will challenge the immune system to work harder.
Core vaccines protect animals from severe, life-threatening diseases that have global distribution. Rescue vet records show that only one distemper shot was give in May 2010 and my vet says it does not assure coverage because a booster was not given.
I've had dogs die of cancer, dogs die of baiting, and dogs die of unavoidable genetic diseases. Some veterinarians feel that senior dogs with a good history of vaccinations may have enough antibody titers against the viruses. How do you get around that given that testing and then vaccines, if required, are very expensive? I don't want a pet sitter living in my home while I am on vacation.
Canine pavovirus is a viral disease that causes diarrhea and vomiting. Wynn assures me that this has happened. Rarely, there are exceptions.
I did not want all of those vaccines given at the same time and hoped that the titer results would show adequate immunity.
Why to Vaccinate Arguments for vaccinating include the fact that no specific dangers exist for vaccinating a healthy older dog and the possibility that older dogs may have weakened immune systems, making existing titers less resistant to highly contagious diseases such as canine parainfluenza.
Already Registered? I have CathyD's same problem: To jeremiahjj - Hemangiosarcoma is not strictly speaking a blood disease, but a malignancy arising in cells in the lining of blood vessels. Radiographic studies showed a presumed hemangiosarcoma growing on the right auricle of his heart, a common site for these tumors.
For animals that fall in the middle, consider vaccinating every 3-5 years. So, how do you intend to deal with that sort of situation? After reading this article, I feel like I need to get far more information.