I spoke to my veterinary surgeon this week after reading the BVA statement which was released last Thursday by the BVA. My vet kindly rang me as the statement was incorrect which caused a lot of kerfuffle with Vets and Royal college. So they have had to amend some things. They announced just to the veterinary profession changes. Which the public aren't made aware of.
My vet told me they will not be doing boosters on dogs currently. They are allowed to over shoot up to 15 months before a restart is required. We live in a Lepto area as farming community, and our next boosters are just for Lepto. So he said wait until we are back to social distancing.
He is getting closer to be able to vaccinate a single puppy. This is because they see the need of puppies needing vaccines but with owners of course, so if anyone purchases a puppy they will be able to get a vaccine done.
Also they will consider boosters on a 15 month old from the first vaccine.
Now saying all that above. I have enough knowledge on vaccines and how they work to know that the reasons above are. When you vaccinate a puppy if you do it too soon, they may not develop the full antibodies required. This is why we always suggest later vaccines and follow Dr Ronald Schultz protocols. So if your puppy didn't get immunity the next vaccine along would in fact work. Rarely do dogs not develop antibodies on a second vaccine. Of course some dogs never develop antibodies. The only sure way is to blood titre test your dog a year later.
When Indiana was vaccinated for Rabies we had the blood test done 30 days later and he failed. He didn't have enough of the antibody level required. So he was revaccinated 31 days later, and 30 days after that we had another blood test and he had full immunity. He can not travel in and out of Europe for the rest of his life with just topping up on a vaccine every 3 years with out the need for another blood test. We hope to take him in 2021 now to dog shows and complete his Belgium title and international title. Plus we shall start him on a title in 2 other countries if possible.
Vaccines are complex and most people dont understand just how these things work. I do feel I have a better understanding after so much research. But even so Im sure I will still learn as I go along.
Mrs Rachel Savage