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Vaccinations 3x for puppies?

puppy4ever
October 2nd, 2005, 03:33 PM
I recently switched to a wholistic vet as I wasn't impressed with the last vet I went to. I took my puppy in one last time thinking he was going to get new shots. When I came home and discovered that he had been vaccinated for the 3rd time for distemper and parvovirus, it broke my heart. :sad: What exactly is the reasoning behind doing these innoculations 3x (besides $$$)?

StaceyB
October 2nd, 2005, 05:50 PM
For building up immunities.

Puppyluv
October 2nd, 2005, 06:06 PM
The idea behind multiple vaccinations is to gradually build up resistance to these (very serious) diseases. One vaccination is not enough, and will not provide a secondary immune response. Yes it costs more money now, but just like most expenses for your furbaby, it's worth it.

Prin
October 2nd, 2005, 08:58 PM
The idea behind multiple vaccinations is to gradually build up resistance to these (very serious) diseases. One vaccination is not enough, and will not provide a secondary immune response. Yes it costs more money now, but just like most expenses for your furbaby, it's worth it.
I agree. The immune system is slower than we think. You have to scare it a few times before it gets the hint.