Vaccinations are dangerous. Exposure to disease is also dangerous. It’s important to understand the common dog diseases and to speak with your veterinarian about which diseases are prevalent in your area. Let the veterinarian know about your Doberman’s activities. Together you should determine which vaccinations are necessary and which are not worth the risk.

Warning: After vaccination watch for symptoms of a bad reaction including difficulty breathing, pale gums, lack of responsiveness, or staggering. If a bad reaction is suspected, contact your veterinarian immediately.