Friday, March 6, 2015

Veterinary Highlights: Dr. Dodds' 2015 Vaccine Protocols

Dr. Dodds, together with Dr. Ronald Schultz devote much of their time studying immunity, the efficiency and risks of vaccines and what is the best protocol for vaccinating our dogs.


Dr. Dodds does believe that vaccinating saves lives.

But what to vaccinate against and how often are boosters needed? That is the subject of their studies, including The Rabies Challenge.

There has been some rumors of Dr. Dodds changing vaccine protocols recommendations from 2014.

View Dr. Dodds' recommended Canine Vaccine Protocol.

Source article:
Jean Dodds, DVM - 2015 Vaccine Protocols

9 comments

  1. That is helpful. Thank you.

    Ace is due for his distemper. It's been 3 years, and the last time around I was thinking about a titer test and said I'd do so in 3 years (which is now). I will ask the vet on the cost, but I'm not sure I'm willing to pay $200+. But I'm going to look into it.

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    1. See if your vet got Vaccichek yet. That is in-house and cheaper.

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  2. Our puppy received his parvo/distemper shots at 12 weeks and again at 15 weeks. Does he need any more? Vet says that he needs to start series all over again?

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    1. Please check out Dr. Dodd's protocol and you can also compare to AAHA guidelines. Your veterinarian should not vaccinate more than the AAHA guidelines indicate.

      Dr. Dodds' protocol states parvo/distemper at 9-10 weeks, 14-16 weeks and 1 year. She lists 1 year as optional, with possibility of titers instead.

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    2. She is now suggesting an additional Parvo only at 18 weeks

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  3. Hi, I have puppy about 10 weeks old, male 4-5 lb Chihuahua mix. I found him at 8 weeks. I am deciding on his vaccination schedule. I think highly of and think that Dr. Shultz is amazing. I see that you say that you work with him? Did I read that correctly? I am asking because I notice that you vaccine schedule is different from his and reccomnedations. It all leaves me so confused. You are saying to do 2 series of shots and he recommends either 3 set or just one at 16 weeks. I know what your protocal is, so please don't send me that link. I was wondering you could answer the concerns I have above. Which is better and why? DO you work with him and is he changing his prtotcol?

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    1. Judith, you need to address this on Dr. Dodds' original post. I don't see how those two protocols would be different though, because they indeed to work together.

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  4. My puppy golden ret is now 11 wks. Red first vac from breeder at 6 weeks. Rec. nova puppy DPV at 9 wks and planned on 3rd shot on 16th week. Today he came in contact with a man on my house who told me his dog has parvo.
    My vet says booster now?? I AM trying to follow your advice on vaccones. What do I do??

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    1. I think I would listen to the vet on this one; when known contact like that.

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