Vaccination Recommendations

Vaccination Recommendations

The Weimaraner Club of America has established a special protocol for vaccinating Weimaraner puppies due to immune-deficiency problems in this breed. However, I tend to be more conservative than that. Buyer agrees to at least adhere to the WCA protocol if not my more conservative approach as outlined below. Not doing so may result in the voiding of the health guarantee. Note, titers may be used in conjunction or in place of additional vaccinations.

WCA Policy on Vaccinating Weimaraners

2011 Update – as borrowed from the WCA website.  Please read full article in your puppy packet or visit the WCA website

  • 8 weeks: Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza- Parvovirus
  • 12 weeks: Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza- Parvovirus
  • 15-16 weeks: An antibody titer is recommended to confirm immunity since a small proportion of puppies may still not be covered.

Puppies showing no evidence of antibody production in the titer should be re-inoculated. The use of Corona, Leptospirosis, Bordatella and Lyme vaccines are not recommended unless these diseases are prevalent in the area; and should never be administered along with the core vaccines listed above, but rather separately, and at a time when the pup’s immune system is mature. Rabies vaccinations should be given as required by law, but not coincident with other vaccinations. If possible, wait until the puppy is older than 16 weeks.

BlueRiver Weimaraners – Conservative approach

  • 8 weeks: Parvovirus
  • 12 weeks: Canine Distemper
  • 15-16 weeks: An antibody titer is recommended to confirm immunity since a small proportion of puppies may still not be covered.
  • 1 year: Rabies as the law allows
  • Annually: antibody titer for Parvo/Distempter

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