You're in the holistic subforum. No offense to you as a person, but what you just told me is my personal equivalent of a nurse or doctor telling me that 1 in 5 men (or whatever the number is now) develop prostate cancer. And If I get it I have only a 20% chance of survival even with all the beat treatments.
If my doc told me that I'd say, see ya later. Because I know how to "beat" cancer and I know my odds are better walking out that door than receiving western treatments. The same goes for the vet imo. I have no faith in a vet that says science diet is the best kibble out there. Id rather risk my pup getting a "parasite" (according to him) with raw food. Raw btw has saved my other dogs lives.
Now I thank you for sharing your experience, but your credentials mean nothing to me. If you wanna talk pet owner to pet owner, ill put more weight to that.
That's rather naive, no offense. A little rude. And rather infuriating because we SEE the suffering that happens! Especially a vaccine with little reaction because it doesn't contain the adjuvants others do. This isn't a doctor quoting you statistics to change your mind. It's an experienced person telling you what REALLY happens. Why you should NOT skip puppy vaccines.
I didn't do most adult vaccines. But I sure do puppy vaccines. If you don't, you better have 2000 $-5000 $+ on hand to treat any of the contagious diseases your young unvaccinated pup might catch.
I personally have never seen a parvo positive that had a full round of puppy vaccines. I have had coworkers who have but its rare.
Before you think I'm some medical nut that does everything by the book - I DON'T do bordetella. I do minimal distemper/lepto/rabies every 3 years because I work in the field, my dogs come to work with, and have obvious high exposure. I DON'T recommend that vaccine schedule to everyone, simply rabies by law because it is NOT a vaccine to mess with. I feed a raw diet. I don't support Hills or Royal Canin AT ALL. I 120% tell people to do puppy vaccines because it is so FOOLISH not to. Even the experienced breeders on here who are VERY cautious about vaccination recommend it!
Let me tell you some of my recent experiences in order. We are angry because when it gets too tough for people, and they don't have the finances to continue treatment, and haven't formed a strong enough bond that they can stand to be present during euthanasia, we are the ones holding their puppies in the back as we euthanize them and watch them die:
Parvo both of them - one on left died. No vaccine
Parvo - 1 vaccine at 7 weeks from breeder. Died.
Lepto - confirmed through bw - no vx, euthanized
Litter brought in by breeder @ 7 weeks, all but 1 parvo positive. 5 out of the 8 died. No vaccines
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