The right vaccinations will help protect your Bulldog's health however unnecessary vaccinations can DAMAGE your Bulldog's health.
VACCINATING YOUR BULLDOG PUPPY
The vaccination of puppies (puppy shots) is one of the crucial steps in
assuring your Bulldog puppy will have a healthy and happy puppyhood. A newborn bulldog puppy is not naturally immune to diseases. However, it does have some antibody protection. The length and timing of the window of susceptibility is different in every Bulldog litter, and even between individual puppies in the litter. At six weeks of age, 25% of puppies could be immunized. At 9-10 weeks
of age, 40% of puppies are able to respond to the vaccine. The
number increased to 60% by 16 weeks of age, and by 18 weeks, 95% of the
puppies were protected by the vaccine.This is why we complete puppy vaccinations in 3 stages 1st set and 2nd and 3rd boosters with Rabies given with the 3rd set of boosters.
Bulldog Puppy Vaccination Schedule
(All our Bulldog puppies go to their new homes fully up to date on ALL Vaccinations, weather it be 1st set or all 3 sets and Rabies depending on their age)
Combination vaccine - DHPP (2nd) without leptospirosis.(We DO NOT RECOMMEND EVER GIVING BULLDOGS THE LEPTO VACCINATION)
12-16 Vaccination - DHPP (3rd) plus Rabies
We HIGHLY recommend De-Worming your puppy with SafeGuard (Panacur) every 2-3 weeks until all puppy vaccinations are completed and then once or twice yearly, every year!
Young puppies are also susceptible to developing Diarrhea from stress of moving as well as bacterial infections such as Giardia, Trichomonas and Balantidium coli. Such infections can be treated quickly and effectively with anti-diarrheal and bacterial medication called Metronidazole liquid or tabs ir can be cleared up in 7-10 days and should be treated quickly. If you notice Diarrhea and or blood in your puppies stools they should be treated right away with Metronidazole which you can have a prescribed from your Veterinarian.
Once All your Puppy Vaccinations are completed many vets will want you to give yearly vaccinations, it's in our Bulldogs interest to let our clients know the facts about over vaccinating their Bulldogs.
SO JUST HOW LONG DO YOUR BULLDOGS SHOTS LAST?
Definitely longer than a year!
According to the top pet immunologist (aka vaccine expert) in the
world, Dr. Ronald Schultz, Ph.D. – “ Annual re vaccination provides no
benefit and may increase the risk for adverse reactions.”
What are adverse reactions (or side effects)?
Well according to the other rock star pet immunologist Dr. Jean Dodds:
“Side effects from dog vaccinations can occur anywhere from instantly
up to several weeks or months later. Vaccines can even cause
susceptibility to chronic diseases that appear much later in a dog’s
Severe and fatal adverse reactions include:
•Susceptibility to infections.
•Neurological disorders and encephalitis.
•Aberrant behavior, including unprovoked aggression.
•Vaccines are linked to seizures. Distemper, parvovirus, rabies and,
presumably, other vaccines have been linked with poly neuropathy, a
nerve disease that involves inflammation of several nerves.
We know for FACT Bulldogs of ours who have received the Leptospirosis have developed Septic Arthritis of the joints in the past and this is why WE DO NOT recommend this vaccine ever to our Bulldren.
According to the recommendations of the American Animal Hospital
Association (AAHA), (basically the dudes who set the standards for the
vets): “Among healthy dogs, all commercially available [core] vaccines
are expected to induce a sustained protective immune response lasting at
least 5 yr. thereafter”
Here’s the breakdown of the core vaccines from Dr. Ronald Schultz:
Minimum Duration of Immunity for Canine Vaccines:
Distemper- 7 years by challenge Parvovirus – 7 years by challenge Adenovirus – 7 years by challenge Canine rabies – 3 years by challenge
The moral of the story here, if you have no idea when your bulldog is due
or has been vaccinated, then just run a titer test and this will confirm
if you are due, rather than over-vaccinate your bully which can set the
stage for future problems!
What’s a titer test?
test (pronounced tight-errr) is a laboratory or in-house veterinary test
measuring the existence and level of antibodies (necessary to fight off
disease) in your bullies blood. Basically, it’s a test that will tell you
whether or not you actually need to vaccinate your Bulldog.
also super useful when making a decision about vaccinating with an
unknown vaccination history, or for determining if your Bulldog has received
immunity from vaccination.
Vaccinating your BULLDOG is very important so don’t lose the overall message here: VACCINATE, JUST DON’T OVER-VACCINATE!