Dog Vaccination Schedule Second Opinion
(Fort Lee, NJ, USA)
I would like to receive a second opinion on how/what/when to safely vaccine my puppy Chelsea.
She is a cavalier king charles spaniel and was born Aug 15, 2010. She was shipped from a breeder in Missouri to NJ, and I received her on October 29, 2010. She is now just passing her 11 weeks.
I took her to the vet the day after she arrived, and the vet confirmed that she was healthy. I let the vet know that that I wanted to take a holistic approach with Chelsea (my vet is on OPD's list of veterinarians who practice holistic medicine). However, since she has been on multi vaccine schedule from the breeder, the vet recommended we finish the schedule and give her a booster in 2~3 weeks and then 1 more booster in another 2~3 weeks.
Here is what the breeder gave me regarding Chelsea's vaccination schedule prior to sending her to me:
9/26 Galaxy Da2PPv(Canine Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza, parvovirus vaccine)
9/29, 9/30, 10/1 Panacure
10/10 Bordetella 04088011A Exp. 9/15/11
10/24, 25, 26, 27 Albon- Safe Guard
10/24 Galaxy da2ppv
Now my vet recommends that we give her booster on Galaxy in 2~3 weeks. I made an appointment 11/19/2010. However, I would like to receive a second opinion on how/what/when to safely vaccinate Chelsea.
Also, I don't know if this is relevant or not but she keeps scratching her neck when her collar is on (when collar off she doesn't, no visible skin condition), and she has a runny eyes with some redness around white part of her eyes.
My vet checked her eyes and she confirmed that her eyes are healthy. There is no discharge or white mucus types. It is mostly her tears, but I would like to mention that just in case.
Chelsea supposedly had 2 Galaxy vaccinations so far (the breeder posted the vaccination tag). Most holistic approaches that I've read so far stay away from any vaccination before 16 weeks. My vet was saying how puppies' immune systems from mother drops dramatically around that age and we should vaccinate her soon. I'm not sure which approach I should take.
She also confirmed that they don't vaccine dogs annually. Rather, they would titer test when it is necessary.
Now, with the given schedule that Chelsea already took, what is the best vaccination schedule? Also, if I cannot vaccinate her until a later age, how can I socialize her? Would she be OK against the diseases if I have to meet my friend's dogs whom I know for sure finished their vaccinations and are healthy?
Please advise me on her dog vaccination schedule.
Currently, Chelsea is healthy, energetic, and silly like most puppies.
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