|10-28-2013 02:17 PM|
My dogs and puppies go EVERYWHERE with me, from the time i get them till the time they leave this world. I didn't say the puppies died from the vaccine, I said I saw entire litters wiped out from parvo that were vaccinated. I am not worried in the slightest about my adult dogs getting parvo, zero concern. They're healthy, why would they get it?
You think they aren't exposed? Every one of my dogs has healthy titers to Parvo, they've been exposed, they're exposed constantly. You don't think parvo isn't everywhere? I had to laugh when my friend brought is 8 month old in and did titers, healthy levels for parvo, then the vet suggests a parvo vaccine because he didn't have one yet that's funny **** right there.
Look, i have more than my share of experience vaccines. I know what I know, and what I believe. if you don't agree with me fine. I didn't just give vaccines, I helped bring one to market for Ft. Dodge in the mid 90's for crying out loud. It helped bring me to where I am today.
I don't vaccinate my dogs because i've never had a problem with it, I don't vaccinate them because I've had a **** of a lot of experience with them and have come to a much different conclusion about them than the average person educated by marketing campaigns
|10-28-2013 01:57 PM|
|SusiQ||Can you get a parvo vaccine for your dogs without all the others? My dogs are 8 and 5 yrs. old, and except for Rabies, which is legally required in Ohio every 3 yrs., I am very nervous about over-vaccinating my dogs. On the other hand, although my dogs really don't go anywhere much, I still do not want them to suffer from this.|
|10-25-2013 01:44 AM|
Crackem: I have NEVER heard of a dog dying from a parvovirus vaccine at most they may have an anaphylactic reaction to it. Most likely if you had a litter of puppies die after receiving vaccines they were either infected before administration or something went terribly wrong with administration. I just researched every veterinary database and couldn't find one death directly associated with the vaccine itself. I do hope that your pets stay healthy but I also hope that you keep them away from other people's pets and public areas. Unvaccinated pets are a health concern for every pet. It's not the first time I've heard someone state that they refuse to vaccinate their pet against parvovirus because they've never had a problem with it. But I also euthanized 3 of those dogs less than a year ago when the owner couldn't afford to treat the parvovirus that infected her entire household of unvaccinated "healthy" pets.
As far as symptoms of parvovirus go...the most common symptoms are flu-like to start. Lethargy, depression and refusal to eat. Vomiting and diarrhea (usually pure liquid, bloody and horrendously smelly) come next. Once the vomiting and diarrhea start other complications like dehydration, anemia and secondary infections become the problem. It is a serious, deadly and highly contagious disease.
If you are unsure if your dog has been vaccinated call and ask your vet. Any GOOD vet will suggest updating vaccines when they are due or if they have no records of them being done. Most annual health checks consist of a "distemper" vaccine and rabies vaccine at the very least. Distemper vaccines are generally combination vaccines such as dhpp (distemper, hepatitis, parvo, parainfluenza) or dap2 (adenovirus). However, if your dog was sick when you brought him/her in they usually will not vaccinate at that time.
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|10-24-2013 09:18 PM|
|TAR HEEL MOM||No, I won't tell you that you are awful crackem. I will say that I pray that you never have to experience parvo. I will also tell you that in the three years I have worked at the shelter I have vaccinated or helped vaccinate probably 2 thousand dogs or more and we have never seen a reaction. Good luck. I hope your pups are all strong and healthy!|
|10-24-2013 02:21 PM|
Here is some information on parvo...
Parvovirus | ASPCA
|10-24-2013 02:08 PM|
|angierose||Ranger's Mom, I don't know anything about the signs of parvo. But if your dogs get the "five-way" vaccine when they go for their checkups, parvo's included in that. Around here the 5-way is what the vets give by default when doing boosters so unless you've specifically asked for only certain vaccines your dogs should have had the shots.|
|10-24-2013 01:42 PM|
|My5dogs||Wow so so sad! All I can add is some people should not have the privilege of owning a dog. I can say more but I won't.|
|10-24-2013 01:21 PM|
Oh that is so sad. Poor pup.
I must admit that I have heard of parvo but don't really know what it is. It sounds terrible and very contagious. I take both my dogs to the vet at least once a year (usually something comes up that they go another time) would they be vaccinated during regular visits? What should I watch for if I take my dogs to kennels or other peoples house (people that watch dogs for a living)?
|10-24-2013 01:08 PM|
|Daisy&Lucky's Mom||Run free sweet Cheyanne Run free. Tarheel mom Im so sorry you and Cheyanne went through this. Our Daisy had parvo as a 7 month old puppy in the summer of 2000. We did vaccinate but it just did not take.It was the scariest 5 days as a pet owner Ive ever experienced.Six bucks for a vaccination is the cost of one value meal at MickeyDs or a 6 pack of bud and it could have saved that poor pup.I remember liming our yard and throwing out her favorite stuffed toys and cloroxing everything to protect our senior dog at home. Thank you for volunteering and caring about all the pets who dont get their needs met.|
|10-24-2013 12:21 PM|
|Stevenzachsmom||Poor Cheyenne. Bless you for your compassion. So sorry you had to experience this.|
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