I bet some do not even give a though about not vaccinating their dogs or keeping up with boosters...but I'm interested to find out what you all think about it and do with your dogs. During today's visit to vet I was reminded that our younger one is due her booster in couple of months time. I don't have problem with it, she will have her first booster jab but after that, next year I'm still debating over it. In past I've had one dog who had quite severe reaction for her booster. And afterwards I sat down to read through manufactures website about their vaccine info and it was quite interesting reading indeed. I found many things that do not come up with vets who get on with the yearly vaccination routine without a hint that it might not even be necessary! And not only that, I was not aware (and it is partially my fault as well) that dog should be well to receive a vaccination (the reactive dog was slightly under weather with her hormones)..the long acting vaccines should cover dogs immune response up to 10 years...so they should not need be given yearly! Short acting ones like 'Parvo' do not last a full year and often loose their 'coverage' within 6 month AND they do not cover all different strains of parvo virus....so dog can still be infected not only with non-covered strain but the rest of the year after the efficiency has run out. So all that to me when doing yearly jabs does start sounding bit like 'money making exercise'. I stopped vaccinating my past dogs after they reached about 5 years of age as thinking that they would have immune coverage for rest of their lives. And certainly they were not worst off with it. Mine have not never been worked to put them into very risky situations..eg farms etc. If they were, then I would seriously think again to have coverage for things like Parvo. So now that I have had our first two dogs from pups, older one has had her first booster last year and is soon due for a second one..am I going to do it again or not...hmm...yes, possibly. She is still young and would not be covered for rest of her life....OR I have enquired if she could have her immune response coverage tested to see if there is a real need for it. That test is around £50..but she will need taking blood for it..and she might prove to need the booster anyway so adding that too, we might end up around £100 cost in total And there is the matter that having blood taken is not nice for the dog...booster is much easier but I don't like the idea of injection without need for it... Oh choices choices.. So what are your thoughts ...do you keep injecting...or what?