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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-10-2014, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Spaying my girl and Vaccines

So the wife and I have a wonderful female GSD, Bella, who is about 2.5 years old. Bella just finished a heat cycle about a week ago, and due to getting a male puppy early next year we will be spaying Bella.

My question is whether to have Bella revaccinated or not before her surgery. Our preferred vet requires vaccinations before the surgery, but after completing her puppy shots we were not planning on continuing with further vaccinations, unless needed (we planned to opt for titers). There is another local vet that recommends the vaccines but does not require them. Should we just do the vaccines or opt not to use them?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-10-2014, 01:44 PM
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Rabies is required in Illinois. Most vets will accept just that. Other vets want more or require the shot for kennel cough. One vet I know of requires all of that plus lepto.

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Just called to ask the vet a question and they would actually vaccinate the same day as the surgery if she is not up to date.

Here are the vaccines they require (pretty standard):
Rabies (I know she is covered)
Distemper/Parvo
Bordatella
Canine Influenza
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I actually live in TN now, forgot to update my location. Rabies is still required, which we have stayed up to date on. We just weren't planning on doing the others.
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I actually live in TN now, forgot to update my location. Rabies is still required, which we have stayed up to date on. We just weren't planning on doing the others.
Well I would call a couple different vets to see what they require. I wouldn't get them if you have to get them the same day as surgery. I would spread out what is needed if I had to get them.

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