Dr. Dodds is an internationally recognized authority in veterinary hematology and immunology and has done extensive research with Kerry Blue Terriers. Dr. Dodds is a Director of the Kerry Blue Terrier Foundation.
Note: the following vaccine protocol is offered for those dogs where minimal vaccinations are advisable. The schedule is one I reccommend and should not interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory. It's a matter of professional judgement and choice.
Age of Pups
|9-10 weeks||Distemper + parvovirus, MLV
(e.g. Intervet Progsrd Puppy DPV)
|14 weeks||Same as above|
|16-18 weeks (optional)||Same as above|
|20 weeks or older, if allowable by law||Rabies|
|1 year||Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV|
|1 year (give 3-4 weeks apart from distemper/parvovirus booster)||Rabies, killed 3-year product|
Perform vaccine antibody titers for distemper and parvovirus annually thereafter.
IMPORTANT: 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 request. Some locales do not accept waivers from rabies booster vaccination regardless of rabies titer levels and written justification from a veterinarian on health grounds.