2010 Canine Vaccination Protocol by W. Jean Dodds, DVM

June 12, 2012


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

Vaccine Type


9 – 10 weeks


14 weeks


16 -18 weeks (optional)


20 weeks or older, if allowable by law


1 year


1 year





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.

W. Jean Dodds, DVM
11561 Salinaz Avenue Garden Grove, CA 92843 Phone: (714) 891-2022 Fax: (714) 891-2123
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Dr. Dodds does diagnostic testing, including titer testing, at Hemopet.org

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