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Claire L
5th November 2007, 08:00 PM
I have been looking through Cara's File and it is now just over a year since her last vaccination. Last year she received booster injection Vanguard 7 vaccine. Should I just get her the Leptosporosis shot this time? she runs in the park. I don't know her history and I assume she wouldn't have been vaccinated prior to last year. I don't just want to leave it to my Vet to decide so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Cara will be 5 yrs old on her gotcha day next February.

Cathryn
5th November 2007, 08:04 PM
Hmm! A tough one for me as I am not sure if the Irish vaccinations are the same as the UK one's? Over here if they have had a full vaccination the year before they get a "reduced" booster the year after, there are certain elements of the vaccine that need to be boostered annually and others that are more "long lived" such as Parvo that don't need to be "topped up" as frequently. Might be worth getting a blood titre done and seeing what exactly needs to be "topped up" so to speak??

Just my thoughts is all!

Karlin
5th November 2007, 09:23 PM
I only do lepto annually and the booster I do every three years. Anicare Vets are happy with this arrangement and have moved to recommedning three years for boosters but lepto annually. I ask them to do all injections in the leg.

sallymum
5th November 2007, 09:46 PM
I only do lepto annually and the booster I do every three years. Anicare Vets are happy with this arrangement and have moved to recommedning three years for boosters but lepto annually. I ask them to do all injections in the leg.

This is what i am now doing, lepto annually and the booster every 3 yrs. Why in the leg?

Claire L
5th November 2007, 11:31 PM
I only do lepto annually and the booster I do every three years. Anicare Vets are happy with this arrangement and have moved to recommedning three years for boosters but lepto annually. I ask them to do all injections in the leg.

That's grand! I was just a bit unsure with Cara and Minnie being rescues.............. perhaps they might need something more.
I'll just proceed as normal then and do the Lepto :thmbsup:

Cathryn
5th November 2007, 11:55 PM
This is what i am now doing, lepto annually and the booster every 3 yrs. Why in the leg?

I believe it's to relieve any trauma to the neck area in case of SM??

Nicki
6th November 2007, 06:41 PM
yes much better to give ANY injections to Cavaliers in the loose skin in the front of the back leg - esp if you don't know their status with regard to SM.

There is so much going on in the neck area with SM, that it is safer to avoid completely. Also if they do develop a tumour at the injection site {which happens very rarely} a leg could be amputated - you can't do that with the neck...