Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs Small Doses for Small Animals Revised Edition. Fortunately, since I first wrote this book and this chapter, we have made , some progress on the vaccine front.
Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs Small Doses for Small Animals Revised Edition
Most veterinary schools and most leading veterinary organizations now offer much more conservative vaccination recommendations than a decade ago. Most experts differentiate core vaccines, such as feline panleukopenia virus, canine distemper and parvovirus, and rabies virus, from noncore vaccines like the feline leukemia virus. The latter vaccines are not typically recommended in most circumstances. This change somewhat follows my recommendations, although we. do not agree totally here. Furthermore, most experts now recommend booster vaccines every three years rather than yearly. This is just how I began backing away from vaccinations twenty years ago. It is really “baby steps” and it is unnecessary to give triennial (every three years) vaccinations, but it is a big step in the right direction. As I explain in this chapter 1 vaccine boosters are almost totally unnecessary, but at least the profession as a whole is moving in the right direction. Still, we have a long way to go yet.
I have spoken with university veterinarians who admit that we do not need even the triennial boosters,yet they still teach this to students because they think it would be too confusing for students (and private practice veterinarians) to learn that boosters are unnecessarily. I suppose they think the students and clinicians will have a hard time bridging the gap between previous annual vaccination recommendations and the actual absence of any need for boosters.
I disagree; I think my colleagues and soon-to-be colleagues are much more capable of change than this. But I am still grateful. for the shift in recent years. Even seeing how the wider veterinary community is taking some of the same steps I took encourages my hope that the shift will continue in the direction I have taken.