Canine Addison's Disease FAQ

Q. Should I vaccinate my AD dog?

A. More and more articles are appearing regarding the over-vaccination of dogs, and some people rely on titers to check the resistance to a particular disease. In some areas, though, vaccines are neccessary and enforced. Sometimes a vet's letter stating that this dog should not be vaccinated due to Addison's will suffice, should you wish to go that route.

Make sure you check with state laws regarding vaccinations, though, as in some states they can put your dog down if there is a rabies outbreak in your area, and you have no vaccination proof!

Following are some links to vaccine articles:

Vaccination For Dogs at Risk for Immunological Disorders

Arguments for vaccinating:

The Vaccination Debate - Dean vs. Driscoll

North Shore Veterinary Hospital

Vaccines, Infectious Diseases and the Canine Immune System:
The Importance of Weighing the Risk to Benefit Ratio

Arguments against and alternatives to vaccinating:

Alt Vet Med - Vaccination Decisions - Susan G Wynn, DVM

The Immune System and Disease Resistance - W. Jean Dodds, DVM

Vaccinations...Too Many, Too Often? - T J Dunn, Jr. DVM

Are We Vaccinating Too Much? - Carin A. Smith DVM

Dr Dodd's Revised Vaccination Protocol - Dr W. Jean Dodds DVM

Colorado State University's Small Animal Vaccination Protocol

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