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VKW Rottweilers Inoculation Schedule

Our puppies have received these inoculations.

6 week shot- Duramune - Max 5

8 week shot- Duramune - Max 5

Still needed are a 10 and 12 week inoculation.

Rabies anti-virus should be administered 4-6 months

Lyme Disease and Kennel Cough may be needed depending on region and if the pet will be kept in a boarding facility or doggie daycare.

They are dewormed at 3,5,7 weeks alternating between pyrantel payomate and fenbendazole

We do not re-inoculate every year. Instead we perform titer testing.

What is a vaccine titer?
The term titer refers to the strength or concentration of a substance in a solution. A titer is a blood test that can identify the presence of antibodies induced by vaccinations. This test will determine if a pet really needs a vaccine prior to it actually getting one.

Why do a titer test?
Recent findings have shown that we might be over vaccinating our pets. Studies have shown some harmful side effects of over vaccinating, including allergic reactions such as facial swelling, itching, cancerous tumors, autoimmune diseases such as anemia, platelet problems and joint disease has been linked as well.