MINIMAL VACCINE USE
Note: The following vaccine protocol is offered for those cats where minimal vaccinations are advisable or desirable. The schedule is one I recommend and should not interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory. It’s a matter of professional judgment and choice.
Age of Puppy
9 – 10 weeks
16 -18 weeks (optional)
20 weeks or older, if allowable by law
Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV (e.g. Intervet
Progard Puppy DPV)
Same as above
Same as above (optional)
Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV
Rabies, killed 3-year product (give 3-4 weeks apart from distemper/parvovirus booster)
Perform vaccine antibody titers for panleukopenia virus every three years thereafter, or more often, if desired. Vaccinate for rabies virus according to the law, except where circumstances indicate that a written waiver needs to be obtained from the primary care veterinarian. In that case, a rabies antibody titer can also be performed to accompany the waiver form.
Dr. Dodds does diagnostic testing, including titer testing, at Hemopet.org