Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
I can only tell you what my shelter does as protocol. Normally the deworming is done soon after 4 weeks, then again every 2 weeks after that. It is necessary to deworm, then do it again within 10 14 days to kill the larvea that are now hatching. Deworming only hurts the worms. As a matter of fact we will give 3 days of a Panazural dewormer to get diarrhea under control, sometimes.
The distemper shots are given in a set of 3 - first at 6 weeks or so, then every 3 weeks after that. The rabies is for one year - THEN it is given as a 3 year booster, but it must be near the end of the first year of vaccination. Not familiar with the live vs killed, adjuvanted, or non adjuvanted argument. Since I do not have a degree in veterinary medicine I cannot contribute to that discussion.
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