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Jordan just got his known second set of shots last Tuesday. The lady who turned him to the shelter said he had a set of shots but they were unable to confirm with the vets office so as far as we KNOW he has only had the set of shots when he was neutered and then from last week. I've been discussing with my vet whether or not to get him an extra parvo for precaution or leave it with just one more set which would make 3 rounds.

Years ago it was suggested that certain breeds get an extra parvo shot for prevention and rotties were suggested to have five shots and I remember dobermans being on that list also. Now they are coming out with new information on how over-immunizing can be detrimental and even possibly cause cancer from what I understand.

What is the recommended vaccines now? Should I leave it be with the 3 known sets of shots and possibly 4 if he was immunized before being surrrendered to the shelter or go ahead and get an extra one scheduled after this next set?
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At the hospital I worked at the vaccination schedule at 6, 8, 12, and 16 weeks (getting rabies with the last set). For the adult dogs with unknown status we gave two sets, a month apart, rabies with the first set. Of course, every place has different views on vaccination and different schedules. We also did annual rabies vaccination while others were doing 3 year schedules.

Depending on the age of your puppy, you should be fine with the 3 that are already done.
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