How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Susan Your Own Question

Dr. Susan
Dr. Susan, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
Satisfied Customers: 6785
Experience:  8 years of clinical experience with specialty in veterinary pain management, urology, and geriatrics
25524280
Type Your Vet Question Here...
Dr. Susan is online now

My puppy was born on the 3rd of June he had his first vaccination

Resolved Question:

My puppy was born on the 3rd of June he had his first vaccination of Vanguard 7 on the 08th of August and then a single jab on the 23rd August of Vanguard Lepto! I now have a different vet telling me that my puppy is not protected at all and needs a new set of jabs, please help
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Susan :

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Dr. Susan :

I agree with the second vet.

Dr. Susan :

Each vaccine needs to be boostered at least once after the dog reaches 16 weeks of age.

Dr. Susan :

Your puppy was only 11 weeks old when he received his lepto vaccine, and never even received a booster of the full distemper vaccine.

Dr. Susan :

Your puppy should get another distemper with lepto vaccine now, and will then be covered for the next year.

Dr. Susan :

Another Vanguard 7 would be sufficient at this time.

Customer: Vangard is unfortunately not available here and she uses a different vaccine, does he need to start again in that case?
Dr. Susan :

No, I would not start him over.

Dr. Susan :

Basically, his immune system has been exposed to these vaccines before. We know it should be mature enough to respond appropriately and protect him in the future, now that he is over 16 weeks of age.

Dr. Susan :

We know that some puppies still have antibodies that they had from their mother until that time, and they go away at different ages for each individual.

Dr. Susan :

That's why we continue to vaccinate until 16 weeks - we know their immune system is mature enough and there is no maternal antibody left to block the vaccines from working.

Dr. Susan :

Did that make sense?

Customer: I am not sure the vaccines she wants to use is canvac 8
Dr. Susan :

One moment, let me look that one up. I haven't used it.

Customer: And again in 3 weeks
Dr. Susan :

OK, I haven't used the Dyntec brand of vaccines, but they may not be available in the US.

Dr. Susan :

The specific illnesses that it vaccinates for would be fine.

Dr. Susan :

I can understand why she would want to repeat the series and vaccinate twice, that is an individual call. I don't think that is wrong.

Dr. Susan :

She sounds trustworthy, I think you have found a better vet now!

Customer: So I should let her do the whole thing again, or can I opt just for one as a booster
Dr. Susan :

I personally think that a single booster would be sufficient. However, as I mentioned, I think you found a good vet. I would follow her advice here so she isn't offended. It will not be harmful for your puppy to receive another 2 vaccines.

Customer: Thank you very much you were very helpful!
Dr. Susan, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
Satisfied Customers: 6785
Experience: 8 years of clinical experience with specialty in veterinary pain management, urology, and geriatrics
Dr. Susan and other Vet Specialists are ready to help you

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found ""JustAnswer"" on my Google search -- you are now in my ""Favorites"" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George
< Previous | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found ""JustAnswer"" on my Google search -- you are now in my ""Favorites"" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr Scott Nimmo

    Dr Scott Nimmo

    Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.

    Satisfied Customers:

    137
    BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/VE/VetAnswers/2013-4-5_8257_prof10.64x64.jpg Dr Scott Nimmo's Avatar

    Dr Scott Nimmo

    Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.

    Satisfied Customers:

    137
    BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/VE/vetforyou/2012-6-20_33122_PearlPhoto.64x64.jpg Dr. Andy's Avatar

    Dr. Andy

    Medical Director

    Satisfied Customers:

    2572
    2003 Graduate
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/AN/andrewDVM/2012-4-27_12585_iStock000011751407XSmall.64x64.jpg Dr. Drew's Avatar

    Dr. Drew

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    1840
    Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/doggfone1/2009-07-16_133633_vet_pic.jpg Dr. Scott's Avatar

    Dr. Scott

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    865
    15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet experience in medicine and surgery.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DR/DrRalston/2011-10-18_1611_Vet.64x64.JPG DrRalston's Avatar

    DrRalston

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    169
    Over twelve years of internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/VE/vetdeb/Debbie Headshot 500.64x64.jpg Dr. Deb's Avatar

    Dr. Deb

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    104
    I have been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/PE/petdoctor09/2011-12-14_51529_Picture1.64x64.jpg petdoctor09's Avatar

    petdoctor09

    Board Certified Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    72
    Veterinarian, General Practitioner