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How long to wait post-infection before vaccs

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Torin., Mar 20, 2020.


  1. Torin.

    Torin. PetForums VIP

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    First off: I am of course going to take my vets' advice on this one - I'm due to phone them tail end of next week to update them on Cad's progress anyway. They're currently exceedingly busy though, so I don't want to pester more than necessary.

    Anyone who has me on social media will know that Cadvan's been ill for the last couple of weeks. He's had a uti/ cystitis, but his urinalysis was positive enough that we're just treating the symptoms and supporting him rather than using ABs. His initial 7 day course has been extended by another 7-10 days as immune system improvement was slow to start with, but he's doing pretty well now.

    Thrown into that, he's due his annual vaccs. I'm not overly worried about it from his perspective as 3 month's grace and all that. But I need to think about budgeting stuff given the somewhat increased price of life right now. So I was wondering if anyone knows just as a rough sort of ballpark, how long it might be before he can have them? Like, are we talking first half of next month (I suspect unlikely)? Second half of next month? May?
     
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    As soon as you think he's fit and well is the basic answer.
    Obviously you know about the 3 months delay, so fit him in when it suits you.
     
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    Absolutely. There is no hurry but as soon as he is well he can have it if you want. I would not rush, there is no need to have it bang on the due date.
     
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    Thank you both! He's already a month over due date as the week he was meant to have them was the week when this happened instead. I think I was just having late-night anxiety, so coming on this morning to your replies has really reassured me.
     
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    So does that mean when they are due for their annual vaccinations you can delay it for 3 months? I’d be interested as Nova is due beginning of April but with the current situation I’d be happy to avoid going to the vet if I doesn’t absolutely need to be.
     
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    Yeah, so essentially annual vaccination boosters cover you for 15 months, rather than exactly 12. Gives you a bit of flexibility for whatever life's doing.

    I don't want to go to the vets either, especially as me going involves the bus. But it would definitely be worth just checking out if your vets have anything extra in place at the minute. In that my vets are currently offering half price home visits to decrease surgery footfall and help out those self-isolating. So I'm going to do that for Cad's vaccs :)
     
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