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Please let me know which is the best brand for 8-in-1 / 9-in-1 vaccines?

Hi all dogspot members, I have got a female Labrador puppylast week. She turned 45 days today (born on 26 September). She got a Nobivac Puppy DP when she was 28 days of age. She was with the breeder at that time. I picked up the puppy last week, on 3 November, and her vaccination was pending. I contacted a local vet today, he came home and gave 7-in-1 vaccine (Vanguard 5 by Pfizer). Now, I later realized that I should have gone for 8-in-1 or 9-in-1 vaccine for my pup. But she has already got her 7-in-1 shot today. And the booster is due next month. When I contacted the vet and asked him what can be done, he said we can start with 8-in-1 from scratch after 15 days. He didn't have any idea about 9-in-1 vaccine, but I have read on this forum that 9-in-1 vaccines are available now. Is it still possible to go for 8-in-1 / 9-in-1 vaccine for my pup? Can I give 8-in-1 /9-in-1 as a booster next month? Or should I just start from the scratch (ignoring the fact that a 7-in-1 has been injected today)? Please let me know which is the best brand for 8-in-1 / 9-in-1 vaccines. Also, should I go for 8-in-1 or 9-in-1? I am totally confused and waiting for some valuable suggestions soon! Thank you all in advance.
By Aditya · 09 Nov 2011 8:04 pm

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By Swaminathan Ravi · 10 Nov 2011 4:11 pm
Hi Aditya,
The 7 in 1 vaccine protects against the following infections:
Parvo
Distemper
Adenovirus Type 2
Hepatitis
Parinfluenza
2-Leptospirosis
These are the most commonly seen diseases in dogs today. The 8 in 1 also has a Coronavirus component which is basically a diarrheal disease seen in very young pups. Adult dogs are immune to this virus by way of infection in their lifetime. In most puppies, this infection occurs by faecal contamination of anything they put in their mouths or eat. Also the disease is a mild watery diarrhea coupled with vomiting. It is a self limiting disease which will fade out in 4-6 days. It also attacks weakened/stressed puppies but seems to not have a very strong effect on healthy pups. If you feel that your pup will be exposed to the outside very often and also plan to leave him in a kennel anytime soon then it is worthwhile to vaccinate him. Otherwise the 7 in 1 is more than enough protection for him.
Some American institutions also have removed the Corona vaccination from their guidelines because the disease is not so frequent now and even if a healthy puppy does contract it, the disease is self-limiting with only a few bouts of diarrhea and vomiting.
Do research the topic further and make an informed choice as you are completely respovsible for your puppies health.
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By Aditya · 10 Nov 2011 6:51 pm
Hi Ravi,

Thanks a lot for your inputs.

I have heard from a couple of people that if corona occurs in a dog, then most vets misunderstand it as Parvo and keep treating for Parvo, and the dog suffers a lot, and it might turn out to be fatal.

According to Wikepedia, presence of coronavirus makes dogs more susceptible to Parvovirus infection, which can be fatal.

I do not intend to leave the dog in a kennel anytime soon, but at a later stage, I might have to leave the dog in a boarding facility for a day or two if all of us has to go somewhere. So I prefer not to take a chance, especially when a vaccine is available.

Can I still give 8-in-1 vaccine now?

Also, what is included in 9-in-1 vaccine?

Thanks again for your inputs.

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By Swaminathan Ravi · 10 Nov 2011 8:40 pm
It is true that Corona mimics Parvo and is almost always mistreated. The clue lies in the faecal matter of the diarrhea which is not bloody in Corona infection. However it is very difficult to judge based on that alone.
Corona virus infection does predispose to Parvo infection quite in the same way that Measles in human babies predisposes to malnutrition and vitamin A deficiency. Parvo is a very dangerous infection and hence it is included in your 7 in 1 shot. Why expose the puppy's immune system to unnecessary viral particles which could cause an allergic reaction? Many puppies are allergic to the components of vaccines and could have a serious reaction to it.
As far as I know it is quite OK to administer the 8 in 1 as the Booster itself instead of starting over from the first dose. I am not too sure about the protocol in this particular situation. I would advise you to confirm this preferably from some Government Veterinary hospital doctor.
If at all you do leave your dog in a boarding facility for a day or two Im quite sure it will be after the age of 12 or 16 weeks right? By then all dogs are immune to Corona hence I see it as a wasted exercise in terms of effort and money to bother with the 8 in 1.
Also there is no significant way to demonstrate the efficacy of the vaccine components when given as a combination as each might react with the other. That is the reason why vaccines are generally administered as single or maximum triple shots in humans at least.
I do not know much about the 9 in 1 except that I have raised four dogs till now and they were all essentially on just three shots: Rabies, Distemper and Parvo which are legitimate candidates for vaccination.
Leptospira is included because it can be transmitted to humans which is a big risk to take.
However, if you feel the need to be careful that is entirely OK as ultimately you would be responsible if God forbid your puppy were to contract Corona. Hence I would say that it will be ok to vaccinate him with the 8 in 1 but only after a period of 4 weeks (to be safe) and to start the new cycle from scratch,
Hope I helped.
Swaminathan
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By Aditya · 10 Nov 2011 9:05 pm
Hi Swaminathan,

Thanks a lot once again for your valuable advice.

Can you tell me a source that confirms that puppies older than 16 weeks are immune to corona?

Also, if I give 8-in-1 as a booster, what will happen to booster of corona?

It is all very confusing for me.

I am hoping that few more dogspot members can also throw some light on this topic.
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By Swaminathan Ravi · 10 Nov 2011 10:44 pm
Im not sure any research or studies have been done regarding the age of infection in dogs so I cant quote a source for the same. It is an assumption I made because by then most puppies have started running around and playing in the mud and chewing on everything. Since most of the Corona infections are asymptomatic or just a case of diarrhea the owners generally do not bother with it. I am sorry for quoting an arbitrary number like 16 weeks on a public forum.
About that 8 in 1 as a booster it would be best for you to consult with a Government hospital vet to give you more info.
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By Aditya · 11 Nov 2011 9:55 am
Hi Ravi,

Thanks a lot for your inputs.

I have heard from a couple of people that if corona occurs in a dog, then most vets misunderstand it as Parvo and keep treating for Parvo, and the dog suffers a lot, and it might turn out to be fatal.

According to Wikepedia, presence of coronavirus makes dogs more susceptible to Parvovirus infection, which can be fatal.

I do not intend to leave the dog in a kennel anytime soon, but at a later stage, I might have to leave the dog in a boarding facility for a day or two if all of us has to go somewhere. So I prefer not to take a chance, especially when a vaccine is available.

Can I still give 8-in-1 vaccine now?

Also, what is included in 9-in-1 vaccine?

Thanks again for your inputs.

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