- D.E.L.T.A Rescue - http://www.deltarescue.org -
e-Vet ALERT: Are you over-vaccinating your pet?
Posted By Delta Rescue On January 3, 2013 @ 6:47 PM In BreakingNews | Comments Disabled
D.E.L.T.A. Rescue veterinarian, Dr. Gaylord Brown
Research has indicated there may be some health problems linked to over vaccination. Liver disorders and the development of vaccine associated sarcomas are prime examples. The duration of immunity and the need for protection against specific diseases should be the determining factors in which vaccines are given and how often.
The duration of immunity is determined by the type of vaccine and the age the vaccine is given. For puppies and kittens a series of vaccines is needed to build up a protective antibody level. Vaccines given at 8, 12, and 16 weeks generally does the trick. These pets are then given a booster at one year of age. After that boosters are needed every 3 years. This protocol appears to be effective for canine distemper, canine parvovirus, canine coronavirus, feline distemper, and feline respiratory diseases. For rabies no series is needed with one vaccine given at 16 weeks, a booster at one year, then every three years.
Situational vaccines are a different problem. Leptospirosis, lymes disease, feline leukemia, feline peritonitis, and feline immunodeficiency may need yearly boosters. However, not all pets are in a position to need such vaccines. If your pet is not in an area where such diseases are an issue you should not vaccinate. It is crucial to find a veterinarian who will honestly assess your pet’s need to be vaccinated and not one who recommends every vaccine known to the species of your animal on a yearly basis.
Dedication and Everlasting Love to Animals – we vaccinate every three years.
If you find this information helpful please share it. D.E.L.T.A. Rescue receives no help from the government and relies solely on donor contributions.
Dr. Gaylord Brown, Veterinarian 
Dedication & Everlasting Love To Animals
For the animals,
Leo Grillo, founder
Dedication & Everlasting Love To Animals
D.E.L.T.A. Rescue receives no help from the government and relies solely on donor contributions.
We are a certified 501 (c) (3) non profit organization Tax ID #: 95-3759277.
To donate by phone, please call us at 1-661-269-4010  or
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 
To donate by mail, please send a check or money order  to:
D.E.L.T.A. Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Glendale, CA 91209
D.E.L.T.A Rescue  is the largest “No Kill, Care-for-Life,” Sanctuary of its kind in the world. Our goal is to prolong life in a meaningful way. We keep our animals comfortable at all times. Medical conditions such as heart disease, cancer, kidney disease and other chronic illness are treated here without a ceiling on costs. Whatever our animals need, they get.
The SuperSanctuary has a total of two state-of-the-art hospitals that include dog and cat intensive care units, digital radiographs, diagnostic ultrasound, physical therapy and rehabilitation, deep-tissue ultrasound, electro stimulation, treadmill and hydrotherapy.
Share on Facebook 
No related posts.
Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
Article printed from D.E.L.T.A Rescue: http://www.deltarescue.org
URL to article: http://www.deltarescue.org/pressreleases/are-you-over-vaccinating-your-pet-2/
URLs in this post:
 Dr. Gaylord Brown, Veterinarian: http://www.deltarescue.org/askaquestion
 Image: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3CTLJY6U3TRY4
 1-661-269-4010: http://www.deltarescue.orgtel:6612694010
 email@example.com: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
 a check or money order: http://www.deltarescue.org/nl/online_replycard_sept.pdf
 D.E.L.T.A Rescue: http://www.deltarescue.org/
 Please sign me up to receive these valuable “e-Veterinary” Alerts in my email.: http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=typl48dab&p=oi&m=1103671705363
 Email Marketing: http://www.constantcontact.com/jmml/email-marketing.jsp
 Image: https://www.facebook.com/pages/DELTA-Rescue/493453260135
 Image: https://twitter.com/#!/DELTA_Rescue
 Image: http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://www.deltarescue.org/pressreleases/are-you-over-vaccinating-your-pet-2/
 Yet Another Related Posts Plugin: http://yarpp.org
Copyright © 2010 D.E.L.T.A Rescue. All rights reserved.