How often to vaccinate for parvo.
Breed: Fox Terria
Age: 2-5 years
How often should I get my dog vaccinated for Parvo?
She was vaccinated May 2009.
Dr. Marie replied:
Hi Daphne and thanks for your question.
Here is my vaccine schedule for parvo. At some point in a dog's life they need to have two parvo vaccines given approximately 3-5 weeks apart. Most dogs will have this done as puppies, but if we are vaccinating an adult dog who has never been vaccinated before then we will repeat the vaccine 3-5 weeks later.
The next vaccine is one year later.
We used to do parvo vaccination once yearly after this. However, newer research is showing that the antibodies will be effective for longer than we thought. So, what I do is vaccinate every 2 years and after a few years of this I may go to every 3.
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