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Dr. Zenny Ng

There area a lot of questions surrounding vaccines and as many opinions. It's generally agreed that certain vaccines for your dog are compulsory . . . they're as much for our dogs' health as for human health . . . think rabies! But others may be optional depending on geography and lifestyle. Dr. Ng explains it all in this interview.

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Guest

Zenithson Ng, D.V.M.

Hosts

Mark Drucker and Drew Webster

Producer and Editor

John LaSala

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This episode is sponsored by Fig & Tyler, makers of one-ingredient, human grade dog treats . . . a favorite among professional dog trainers!

GUEST BIO

Zenithson Ng is a clinical associate professor of small animal primary care at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his DVM from Cornell University, then completed an internship at the ASPCA and an ABVP canine/feline residency at Virginia Tech. His clinical interests include behavior, dentistry, preventive medicine, and management of chronic disease. His research and teaching interests span all aspects of the human-animal bond, animal welfare, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and veterinary education. Zenny has contributed multiple wonderful articles to Love, Dog.

SUMMARY

In Episode 3, hosts, Mark Drucker and Drew Webster, discuss dog vaccines with Dr. Ng. They break down the  different types of vaccines, including modified live, killed, and recombinant. Emphasis is placed on which vaccines to think of as “core” such as rabies, parvo, and distemper, while categorizing others as optional, as they depend more on geographical and lifestyle factors. They also address the concerns of people who tend to be vaccine-hesitant and the importance of informed conversations with veterinarians.

Dr. Ng discusses specific dog vaccines that may be considered optional, including Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Canine Influenza, and Lyme Disease, and he provides insights on public health concerns as well as the symptoms and dangers of each disease should a dog contract them.

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CHAPTERS

00:00 Show opens

02:30 Introducing the Hosts

03:30 Interview with Dr. Ng

11:03 Understanding Different Types of Vaccines

24:03 Importance of Puppy Boosters

30:31 Breaking Up Vaccines for Better Dog Experiences

36:31 Core Vaccines vs. Optional Vaccines

38:26 Description of Core Vaccines

49:11 Description of Non-Core Vaccines

51:32 Bordetella Vaccine and Lifestyle

52:30 Lifestyle and Vaccination Choices

55:13 Leptospirosis and Wildlife Exposure

58:01 Leptospirosis and Risk Factors

58:58 Letting Dogs Be Dogs and Vaccine Choices

01:00:51 Canine Influenza and Vaccine Recommendations

01:02:48 Lyme Disease and Vaccine Considerations

01:04:43 Lyme Disease Misdiagnosis and Vaccine Efficacy

01:06:04 Tick Prevention and Vaccination

01:08:01 Vaccination for Senior Dogs

01:14:13 COVID-19 and Dogs

01:15:37 mRNA Vaccines for Dogs

01:18:18 Mysterious Respiratory Virus

01:22:26 Prevention for Boarding and Travel

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