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You Can Vaccinate Your Own Dog

Here is a very informative post for those of us who are just discovering "self vaccinating." It comes from Terrierman.....one of my favorite dog blogs.

You Can Vaccinate Your Own Dog

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Re: You Can Vaccinate Your Own Dog

I know lots of people who do their own vaccinations, esp breeders and farmers who are already vaccinating their livestock. Most states, however, it is still required that rabies vaccine be administered by a vet
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Re: You Can Vaccinate Your Own Dog

I'm doing Zeva myself and then at the end of the month, taking her to a rabies clinic, PA needs a vet to do it.

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Re: You Can Vaccinate Your Own Dog

Does that mean it's possible to vaccinate your own cat too?
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Re: You Can Vaccinate Your Own Dog

I think so, if you can find the vaccine dose for them. And if they don't scratch your eyes out LOL.

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Re: You Can Vaccinate Your Own Dog

Yes, you can vaccinate your cats too. You can purchase feline vaccines from the same companies that sell dog vaccines, horse vaccines, livestock vaccines, etc..

It's not about dosage. You don't use dog vaccines on cats and dose them down. Cats are susceptible to different diseases than dogs, so need an entirely different type of vaccine.


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Re: You Can Vaccinate Your Own Dog

And what worries me about this then is that you've got all these people giving their dogs UNNECESSARY vaccines.

And how many of these people are going to separate the vaccines? Give only the needed ones at the right time?

Except for folks that are breeding, or giving their own puppy shots because they want to use special vaccines (single disease vaccines that contain no mercury for example), I find this blog post dangerous, particularly in its promotion of a 7-way vaccine (see Jean Dodds protocol http://www.doglogic.com/vaccination.htm )


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Re: You Can Vaccinate Your Own Dog

True, Lisa, when I saw the 7 way I went......EEEEK! Totally unnecessary. So, you have brought up a valid point.

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Re: You Can Vaccinate Your Own Dog

I'm only a bit sensitive on the vaccine issue

I made a comment on the blog, similar to what I wrote above. He moderates his comments, so we'll see if he posts it.


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Re: You Can Vaccinate Your Own Dog

Lisa, I commented on the post, expressing our views on the dangers of a 7 way vaccine (including Lepto! OMG!). Thanks for pointing this out.

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