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By Alfred J. Plechner, D.V.M.

New vaccine programs have been developing daily, depending on where you go to get vaccinations for your dog or cat.

You can find the latest recommendations on vaccine programs by going to the American Animal Hospital Association website .com.

They have proven that vaccines in both dogs and cats will last for a minimum, if not longer, than 3 years after the initial puppy and kitten vaccines were administered.

However it is necessary to check the protective antibody levels to make sure your pet is protected no matter what the literature recommends.

If you decide the cost of the protective antibody test is too much then it is OK to vaccinate your pet yearly to make sure your pet is protected.

It is most important to realize that the vaccine manufacturers recommend a full cc of vaccine to all patients, whether they are very large or very small. To avoid a horrible allergic reaction, do not allow this to be done. Definitely check with your veterinarian to determine safe levels for your pet.

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