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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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I am very cautious about doing vaccines like Rabies close to any other vaccine. I know that the chances of a problem are small, but I will no longer do rabies within a month of any other vaccine.
I just had a stray cat in for low cost spay/neuter and they gave her a distemper shot and a rabies shot at the same time. I might prefer not to do it that way in a perfect world, but I'm not in a perfect world and can't afford to wait on this stuff or pay full price for strays. She seems fine.
well, like I said it is a small risk, just one I won't take with my own dogs. I completely understand not being able to do it that way with strays or rescues. Sometimes, we have to take acceptable risks......... my human kids are all vaccinated also!

Once you have seen what HOD (Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy) can do to a puppy and find out that there is a good chance that they got it because of doing a 5 way and a rabies within a week of each other........... well, I will do everything in my power not to have that happen again to a puppy of mine.
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