Question by Boycott Hollywd Commies: Are “feed store” dog vaccinations safe. What are your thoughts?
Our rural town sells vaccinations for pets. I am wondering about the ramifications of giving your dog vaccines like this.

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They are the same quality and come from the same places that your vet gets his vaccinations.
The danger is in giving shots to your dog. It takes training to know how to do that properly.

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Knowing what to vaccinate your dog for and how often to give your dog a vaccination are two very important issues. Regular vaccinations can prevent your dog from contracting many different types of diseases. Vaccinating your dog is a very important part of your total dog health care program. Overall, two of the most important viruses to vaccinate your dog for are parvovirus and distemper.

Most vets agree that it is vital to vaccinate puppies at 6 weeks of age and again at 8, 12, and 16 weeks for Distemper, Canine Infectious Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, and Coronavirus (DHLPPC). It is also suggested that puppies are vaccinated for rabies at six months of age and then to repeat it annually.

Although your new puppy may squirm or even cry when getting his vaccinations, it is just as important for your dog as it is for your children to receive these “annual shots”. In fact, by keeping up to date on your dog’s vaccinations, you could be saving his life. Basically, dog vaccinations are injections of a small dose of a specific disease, which should prevent your puppy from developing that very disease later in life by creating the necessary antibodies to fight it off.

Some dog owners have concerns whether the repeated dog vaccinations are really necessary and whether they are doing more harm than good. Vaccinations work by stimulating the dog’s immune system, encouraging it to readily produce antibodies to fight against many specific types of bacterias and viruses.

Stimulating the dogs immune system this way does come at a price when the actual introduction of the offending agent in some form to the dog’s system leads to illness. Once vaccinations are given, your dog’s immune system will recognize the presence of a disease and will then create antibodies to fight it off. These antibodies only last from six months to a year, which makes regular vaccinations extremely important for your puppy or dog.

The question on the minds of many pet owners is usually – “is it dangerous to repeatedly vaccinate my dog each year”? Fortunately the experts do agree that the answer to this question is a resounding “no.”

While there are rare cases of dogs that have become very ill or even died as a result of receiving a vaccination, there is no evidence to suggest that this practice poses any real danger generally speaking. Oftentimes, the dogs that are adversely affected to vaccines may have already been sick or have some form of allergy to a specific part of the vaccine.

When using a vaccine that must be mixed first, there are four simple steps to follow. First: mix the vaccine by withdrawing all of the liquid from the one vial and then injecting it iback into the vial containing the dried portion of the vaccine. Remove the syringe, shake the vial to mix up the vaccination, re-insert the needle and then withdraw the entire 1 ml contents of the mixed vaccination.

Two different types of vaccinations exist which are a Killed Vaccine and a Modified Live Vaccine. A Modified Live Vaccine is the live disease being injected, while having been altered by the drug company to be unable to cause the disease it is protecting against. A Killed Vaccine is when the virus itself has been killed before any injection occurs.

Most vaccinations are administered subcutaneously (by injecting the vaccine just under the skin). One of the best areas is located in the shoulder or neck area. Simply lift a tent of skin into a triangle with one hand, and inject the vaccine with the other hand. Note: always use a different sterile needle and syringe for each dog and also for each individual injection, and then dispose of all used needles and syringes in a safe location.

I feel that the best advice I can offer is that dog owners continue vaccinating their dogs according to local laws and the recommendations of their veterinarians. Since the annual vaccines are not seemingly harming dogs in any way, there is no cause for alarm and no harm in continuing the same routine until the veterinary community makes up its mind that a real change is needed in regard to dog vaccinations. In the mean time, a little prevention can go a long way to keep your dog healthy.

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Question by Maria: Need help figuring out Puppy Vaccinations; also, Neuter Reccomendations?
I bought a 3-month old Maltipoo (turns 4 months in April 3rd) and I’m looking at his vaccinations list.

In his papers, it says this about vaccines:

“DOG/DHLPP
Vaccinated: 2/10/08
Vaccinated: 3/16/08

WORMING
round/tape: 2/9/08″

I looked over the available vaccinations list, but the ones I see in there do not include DHLPP? It says DA2PP and DA2LPP. What does this mean? Is it the same? I’m assumming that what he has listed means that he already got his two series of shots; how many are there remaining?

I bought Insurance for him from PetPlan (maximum coverage), but I am aware it does not offer preventative care or spay/neuter procedures. I’m getting the rest of his vaccinations at his vet.

Also, at what age do you reccomend for me to neuter him? I know there’s a couple of low-cost neutering programs out there, so if you know about them it would be great. Not necessary though — I’ve already decided on a vet for him, so I’m just looking at other options.

Thanks! :)
Almost forgot! (Or ran out of space, either of the two)

How much does the procedure usually cost, and which company do you reccomend? I know there’s 24-hour-pet-watch, homeagain, ect… any experiences with these?
I’m really bad at additional details; I was asking about Microchipping! Oops! :)

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I thiiiinnkkk there are 2 or 3 more of that first series shots remaining for your puppy. I think, I would ask your vet though.

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Dogs Training Series Common Questions About Dog Vaccinations

Dogs Training Series Common Questions About Dog Vaccinations

Dog vaccinations are essential to protect your pet from several diseases, some of them life threatening. There are several common questions pet owners have in this regard. There are vaccines for the various diseases. Where you live will determine which ones are available and whether or not your dog requires them.

Are vaccinations necessary?

One of the top concerns is how to know which dog vaccinations are necessary.

Your veterinarian will be able to fill you in on the details because he or she will know what threats your area poses. For instances, in moderate climates many diseases threaten all year around. In colder areas, some diseases are only of concern during warm seasons.

The most important thing to consider is that vaccinations should be a priority as they can save your dog’s life and protect your family from contracting dangerous diseases that your dog can carry.

Which vaccinations does my dog need?

First, know when vaccinations should be started. It is not necessary to vaccinate within the first six weeks of life. Thereafter, parvovirus vaccine can be given to protect against this infection. Rabies vaccine is essential if you live in an area where this disease is common, which includes all of North America and some international countries. Check locally to find out.

Some shots are not required but can be a worthwhile investment in some cases. Lyme disease vaccine is recommended if the ticks carrying this disease reside in your area. Ticks carrying Lyme disease tend to hide in long grass. If your dog goes into open fields, they can attach themselves to the dog’s skin and transfer the disease to him, making him sick.

Can a pregnant dog be vaccinated?

Pregnant dogs can be vaccinated against viral diseases. Not only will it protect the mother. It will provide maternal antibodies to the puppies which will protect them immediately after birth. This protection will hold until the puppies are old enough to start their own vaccinations in about 2 months.

Which shots are required?

The anti-rabies vaccine is required in some countries where this disease is common. It should be given at 5-6 months of age and repeated every year for maximum protection. This shot is generally given at the same time as distemper and leptospirosis vaccines. The leptospirosis virus should be given puppies at 8 weeks of age, after the 12th week and again at the 16th week of age. Thereafter, once yearly is sufficient.

Be sure your dog gets the required shots on time to help protect him from devastating diseases. If in doubt, speak to your veterinarian regarding which shots are essential and which are optional in your area.

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Question by Boycott Hollywd Commies: Are “feed store” dog vaccinations safe. What are your thoughts?
Our rural town sells vaccinations for pets. I am wondering about the ramifications of giving your dog vaccines like this.

Best answer:

Answer by Ty B
They are the same quality and come from the same places that your vet gets his vaccinations.
The danger is in giving shots to your dog. It takes training to know how to do that properly.

What do you think? Answer below!

Dog Vaccines – Understanding The Importance Of Vaccinations!

Dog Vaccines – Understanding The Importance Of Vaccinations!

The importance of vaccinating your dog can never be overstated since it is very necessary to keep the dog alive. For without proper vaccinations the dog will die. Just like a new baby needs all the necessary immunizations to guarantee a proper health condition, your little pippy will also need the care of regular vaccination to keep it healthy and strong. Even if it is painful, causing the dog to scream and cry in pain, do not avoid it because it is the secret to a healthy dog’s life.

These vaccines are small fractions of a disease given to the dog to avoid the infection of that disease in the future. This is one of teh necessary things a dog owner should give the dog, as stipulated by the national health department.

There arw only two types of vaccinations for dogs, Killed and live vacines are their names. The version of teh live vaccine available presently is teh modified live vaccines, in this case the live vaccination has been modified so that the little portion of teh disease injected into the dog’s body will not cause harm but actually do the good it is supposed to do, by protecting and not causing the sickness it was supposed to avoid.

Killed vaccination kills the disease in it , prior to the injection of teh vaccines. The reason for giving dogs these vaccines is to alert the immune sytem of the different types of diseases, so that the dog can develop immunity to these diseases and can never be affected by them in the future. This occurs by the production of antibodies in the blood system to fight against the onslaught of these diseases if they occur. It is very important for dog owners to visit the Vet clinic regularly for vaccinations, since each vaccine given protects the dog for just one year at most.

The frequent vaccinations of dogs are very important, since it protects and prevents awful diseases like, rabies, infectious Hepatitis, Canine Distemper, Corona Virus etc. from affecting the dog. The Canine Distemper is a disease that is capable of paralysing the nervous system of the dog, this is the work of the canine virus. The disease destroys about fifty percent of dogs suffering from it, with its main targets set on dogs between the middle ages. It does not affect old dogs or puppies at all.

The very popular rabies vaccines are another type of vaccines a dog owner should give to the dog. If the rabies disease is not treated in the dog it can be transferred to human beings through dog bites or saliva.The major characteristics behaviour of the sufferer of rabies is an over activeness, excess saliva output and uncontrolled behaviour.

hepatitis vaccine, unlike that of human beings is another important vaccination for dogs. It is a lethal disease that can cause death, so the vacines should not be missed. This disease is transferred through stool, urine and saliva from one dog o another, it does not affect human beings, but can affect any dog at all, regardless of its age.

Corona virus is a disease that can be transferred fom one puppy to another through feces, it is a disease that can only infect a puppy, so, older dogs are free from this disease. A vaccine is given to prevent this disease and it is also wise to stop your dogs from eating the feces of others.

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