Conservative Vaccination Protocol
**Blue View advocates a conservative vaccine schedule and recommends that all puppy buyer's subscribe to this. Not following this recommended schedule will render the health guarantee Null and Void. If you are having trouble with this, please speak with Megan directly before making any vaccine decisions that deviate from this protocol.
Many dogs can react badly to the Leptospirosis vaccine and can cause serious long lasting negative side effects. If your veterinarian feels that Leptospirosis is a high risk in your area, please speak with me before giving the vaccine.
Please give Parvo/ Distemper vaccine at the following ages: 13 weeks, 17 weeks, then 16 months.
* After that we do not recommend giving Parvo/Distemper boosters on a regular schedule. It can be given with your dog’s rabies booster (every three years) until a blood titer test is done. The results can be used to see if they actually need a Parvo/Distemper booster. Do NOT automatically give yearly boosters if they are not needed. Reason: Most vaccines are stabilized by mercury and after dogs system reaches a certain level it can cause toxic side affects. Simply vaccinating is cheaper in the short-term, but permanent damage could be done to your pet's immune system by over-vaccinating.
Please give rabies vaccines at the following recommended ages: 4-6 months and then 18 months. Booster every 3 years or as required by your state's laws. I recommend trying to wait until 5 or 6 months if possible.
Bordetella (Kennel Cough) Vaccine is optional. Note- this vaccine is usually required by boarding kennels. If you need to board your adult dog, you will probably need to give this vaccination. Boarding kennels do exist that don't require this vaccine-- you may want to look around. This vaccine is not a 100% preventative for kennel cough. It is much like the Flu vaccine for people. It covers some of the more common strains, but not all.
Another vaccine that is available but not widely recommended is the Lyme vaccine. The efficacy of this vaccine is not great and it is more important to take a preventative approach by keeping ticks off in the first place.