A friend has a dog that had parvovirus and recovered but also has a bitch with 2 week old puppies. She vaccinates her puppies but not older dogs. What would you recommend to try to help these puppies not succumb to parvovirus? At what age would you recommend vaccinating if using a monovalent vaccine? Would titer testing help determine this? I’ve seen recommendations for boostering every 2 weeks in a high risk situation, but I’m also leary of overvaccinating. The dogs are rawfed. Also do you think that Parvaid has any benefit in preventing parvo and if so how would you give it?
[quote=sthore]At what age would you recommend vaccinating if using a monovalent vaccine? [/quote]
Actually I don’t recommend vaccinating at all. Rabies as required by law and possibly during an epidemic. In addition to no vaccinations, fresh-food feeding or symptom suppression is very important..
The strongest immunity however is obtained without vaccinations in conjunction with constitutional, classical homeopathic treatment and proper nutrition. If treatment is started early in life, susceptibility to many diseases can be prevented (and treated once they develop).