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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012

    Default just wondering

    I have been reading a book I purchased about Cushings and it mentioned the possibility of not vaccinating our babies against some of the yearly vaccines that they are normally given at their yearly check-up. Any thoughts? I will be taking all of my babies in a few weeks and would like to know what others have done w/their Cushing babies. Thanks a million.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010

    Default Re: just wondering

    Vaccination is up to you and your vet depending on what risks your dog may have. The rabies vaccination is required in some states every year or every three years. Dr. Ron Schultz UW Madison has been doing research to try to supply studies to communities to change the law first to five years and then to seven years as that is what his research show. Some of us get rabies waivers from our vets if we decide it is appropriate. Only you and your vet can make that decision.

    As for the other vaccinations, some vets will do titer testing to see if the vaccination is needed. I have my non Cush dog titered. My Cush dog does not receive any vaccinations. That is my choice based on her risk assessment which is subject to change.

    Hope that helps. I am sure others will chime in.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Default Re: just wondering

    Some of us have recently engaged in a related conversation on another member's thread. I'll go ahead and give you a link to the point at which the vaccination discussion starts, and then you can continue reading through the thread in order to gather some additional thoughts about this question. Here's the link:


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Ontario, Canada

    Default Re: just wondering

    As Farfalle is on immunosuppressants he needs to be vaccinated however we only do it every 3-5 yrs depending on his titres. He is allergic to Lepto and Bordatella vaccines so he only receives rabies (as it is law here) and the parvo combo one (but without the lepto).
    Zoey (JRT) age 1yr:
    healthy as a horse er JRT

    Farfalle (JRT) RIP Aug 2012, age 13yrs:
    diagnosis Oct 2010, Trilostene 30mg/daily; arthritis, severe allergies

    Bazil (JRT) RIP May 2011, age 14yrs:
    diagnosis Oct 2008, Trilostene 20mg/daily, Diabetic, Glaucoma, blind

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