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Puppy shots

Okay...how many do you usually give? Abby has her third on Monday morning. So is 3 or 4 recommended? I keep reading different opinions on it. I know she needs her rabies at 16ish weeks. I am going through a local program to have her spayed and they can do the rabies at the same time....and it will save me a lot!

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My vet recommended 4 because German Shepherds are more susceptible to parvo, so she got 4.

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Can't you get puppy shots at Tractor Supply?
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we had 4 on our pup because parvo is rampant here
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3, 4 wks apart. Dr Dodds protocol:

Dr. Jean Dodds' Pet Health Resource Blog | 2013 and 2014 Canine Vaccination Protocol - W. Jean Dodds, DVM


You are getting her spayed at 16 weeks? You may want read up on early spaying. Letting her go through her first heat is healthier. Studies show cancer increase with early spay. Google early spaying on this site. THere are threads with plenty of links.
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Our vet does 5 shots. Parvo is bad here as well.
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Studies show cancer increase with early spay. Google early spaying on this site. THere are threads with plenty of links.

some studies showed some increase and other cancers decrease with early spay
there is a trade off in everything risks and benefits alike
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I will be getting her spayed around 16 weeks....it is our choice....there is a study out there to support any side to most debates. Plus we have a small window where we qualify for a very reduced rate voucher for her spay.

And I could do the shots myself as I am a tech but I like the paperwork trail that you get by going to a vet.

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I think I am going with 4, the first was at 6 weeks so not sure it did much good anyway. They can give the last one with the rabies. And no I don't want them spaced out.

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I think I am going with 4, the first was at 6 weeks so not sure it did much good anyway. They can give the last one with the rabies. And no I don't want them spaced out.

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You are a tech and won't space out the rabies from the other vaccines? Why is that? Have you read Dr. Dodds protocol? Getting her spayed the same time as giving her those vaccines is going to be hard on her immune system. Is it worth saving a few dollars to stress her like that?

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