Chris, you seem to be quite educated on many things gsd, lol, so I figured you would be a good person to ask questions.... mind if I pick your brain??Originally Posted By: Chris WildWe do the puppy shots, booster at a year and booster at 4 years. Then that's it. We're considering skipping the 4yo booster with future dogs. And rabies every 3 years as required by law. We also make sure to spread out the shots and not give rabies near the same time they get others.
I'm not Chris, hope you don't mind me chiming in. Those vets aren't updated on the latest research. A research paper came out stating that rabies should safely be given every 5 years and now they are stating it should even be every seven or longer. Right now the largest gap we see legally is three years. A lot of vets think Science Diet is the best food out there, but the food has enough grains in it to be adequate for an herbivore, not a carnivore which is what a dog is. There are vets out there who are up on the latest research and will work with their clients rather than hold to their own hard and fast rules.Quote:Most vets make you feel like your dog is going to get an awful illness and die if they aren't given shots every year!
If your vet is doing that, it might be time for a new vet. YOU are the dogs owner, it is up to YOU what the dog does and does NOT get. And if they can't respect your wishes, I'm sure there is another one that will.Originally Posted By: emsoskar
Most vets make you feel like your dog is going to get an awful illness and die if they aren't given shots every year!