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    02-22-2012, 12:57 AM
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Yearling
Vaccinations for dogs

I was wanting to vaccinate my dogs myself and was wondering what all I need to vaccinate for. These will be the first set of shots they will receive. The feed store by my house has distemper and parvo vaccinations. What else do I need?? Thanks guys
     
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    02-22-2012, 01:08 AM
  #2
Weanling
Rabies!
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    02-22-2012, 02:05 AM
  #3
Weanling
Bortetella(sp) also, but I believe you need to go to a vet for rabies.
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    02-22-2012, 02:08 AM
  #4
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Around here its just as cheep to go to the vet and get all the shots they need.

Plus you do not have to worry about giving too much or too little, or in the right spot.....the vet will even check them out for ya too.....

It runs about $50 around here.

I would pay the vet $50 just to be on the safe side.


The most important things for dogs though is Parvo and Rabies.
     
    02-22-2012, 03:11 PM
  #5
Yearling
It runs about $50 around here.

I would pay the vet $50 just to be on the safe side.



Here it's 48$ just for the office visit and the shots I believe are 30$ so with 2 dogs it would be 110 bucks and I think that;s a little ridiculous!!!


Bortetella(sp) also, but I believe you need to go to a vet for rabies.


Thanks, I forgot about bordetella! Yeah you can only get rabies vaccinations at the vet
     
    02-22-2012, 03:29 PM
  #6
Trained
Here, you can vaccinate for everything except rabies. The rabies has to be administered by the vet in order for you get be able to get your dog's license's.

What age are your dogs? If they are over a year old parvo isn't really a threat anymore. Pravo usually affects young puppies and they should have been vaccinated against it then.

For young puppies, they should get a series of shorts starting at 6 weeks old. 6 weeks you get a 5 in 1 DHPP shot that has pravo, influenza, distemper & hepatitis. Then at 9 and 12 weeks another DHPP shot.

Finally at 15 weeks, you give the 7 in 1 shot, DHLPP. This one has everything the DHPP shot has in it, plus leptospirosis. This is given as a final shot because leptospirosis shouldn't be given to a puppy under 3 months old due to them having a sensitivity to it. Most of the time, when this is given, a 1 year rabies shot is also given.

After the initial vaccinations, you really don't need to vaccinate them except for rabies which is required by state law. There is such a thing as over-vaccination and there is a fine line to what is "over vaccinating" ask one vet and you'll get one answer, ask another vet and you'll get a completely different answer.

We get leptospirosis shots once a year in spring, and a 3 year rabies vaccine. That's it. Unless our vet recommends something else. They get flea/tick medication and regular deworming with pyrantol promate but other then that, they don't get much. We have a yearly heartworm check and they take heartguard to prevent them.

All my dogs are in perfect health. But they had a good start because of the shots that they received early on in life building up a good immune system.

Here's a great site with extensive information on the different vaccinations.
Dog Vaccinations, Puppy Vaccinations: Affordable Pet Health by Luv My Pet Clinics
     
    02-22-2012, 03:34 PM
  #7
Trained
BTW, we have never done a Bordetella vaccine. They are required if you are leaving your dog in a kennel while your going away on vacation or if the dog is going to a breeding kennel. We don't ever take our dogs to those places. Besides, they don't stop a dog from getting kennel cough, it just stops pneumonia from setting in when the dog is exposed to kennel cough. If my dogs were to develop anything related to this, they'd be treated immediately.
     
    02-22-2012, 04:37 PM
  #8
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
Here, you can vaccinate for everything except rabies. The rabies has to be administered by the vet in order for you get be able to get your dog's license's.

What age are your dogs? If they are over a year old parvo isn't really a threat anymore. Pravo usually affects young puppies and they should have been vaccinated against it then.

For young puppies, they should get a series of shorts starting at 6 weeks old. 6 weeks you get a 5 in 1 DHPP shot that has pravo, influenza, distemper & hepatitis. Then at 9 and 12 weeks another DHPP shot.

Finally at 15 weeks, you give the 7 in 1 shot, DHLPP. This one has everything the DHPP shot has in it, plus leptospirosis. This is given as a final shot because leptospirosis shouldn't be given to a puppy under 3 months old due to them having a sensitivity to it. Most of the time, when this is given, a 1 year rabies shot is also given.

After the initial vaccinations, you really don't need to vaccinate them except for rabies which is required by state law. There is such a thing as over-vaccination and there is a fine line to what is "over vaccinating" ask one vet and you'll get one answer, ask another vet and you'll get a completely different answer.

We get leptospirosis shots once a year in spring, and a 3 year rabies vaccine. That's it. Unless our vet recommends something else. They get flea/tick medication and regular deworming with pyrantol promate but other then that, they don't get much. We have a yearly heartworm check and they take heartguard to prevent them.

All my dogs are in perfect health. But they had a good start because of the shots that they received early on in life building up a good immune system.

Here's a great site with extensive information on the different vaccinations.
Dog Vaccinations, Puppy Vaccinations: Affordable Pet Health by Luv My Pet Clinics
ITA with CLaPorte. Another affordable vaccination route to take is to look into SNIP/Vax clinics in your area. They are limited service and provide strictly vaccination and alteration (spay/neuter) services, and are often run through humane societies, etc.
     
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