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#6808704 - 06/30/17 08:50 AM Dog shots
Wacm Offline
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How many of y'all do your own shots. I just noticed I'm late on Bordatella.
I know I can get it at Tractor Supply for 10 bucks and the vet charges 35. I know that's cheap but I'm curious if anyone had anything to add about this.

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#6808713 - 06/30/17 08:59 AM Re: Dog shots [Re: Wacm]
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Loc: Plano, TX
I give my dogs ivermectin orally once a month - I let the vet mess with the shots. I'm guessing your dogs get boarded?

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#6808749 - 06/30/17 09:44 AM Re: Dog shots [Re: Wacm]
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I also do ivermectin, about once every 3 months --------- last year I got them shots for snake venom, other than that I dont mess with shots.

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#6808752 - 06/30/17 09:47 AM Re: Dog shots [Re: HoldPoint]
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Originally Posted By: HoldPoint
I give my dogs ivermectin orally once a month - I let the vet mess with the shots. I'm guessing your dogs get boarded?

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#6808756 - 06/30/17 09:51 AM Re: Dog shots [Re: bill oxner]
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For years I gave my own shoots until I had a very bad reaction to either a bad dose or one that arrived not cooled properly. Since then I've left it up to my vet. Much safer and the expense is not a concern when it comes to their health.

I had one exception when I needed to bring a litter in for their first shot. I had a pup come home from the breeder with parvo, took her to the vet to find out what was wrong. She crapped on the exam table and every since I was real concerned about what was on the table before I put my dog there. My vet offered to give me the shots so I could give them at home. World is a scary place.


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#6808764 - 06/30/17 10:05 AM Re: Dog shots [Re: Wacm]
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I used to give all shots myself but the past few years I go on Wednesday when they have $10 vaccines at my vet Rabies is $15. So I take all 7 at once and they come out to my truck / trailer and give all the shots in the parking lot. $175 for all 7 dogs aint bad. I use Ivomec monthly for heart worms. Panacure paste every 6 months for the other worms. I don't regularly have them tested for heartworms but I do randomly have a dog checked every once in a while if they are in the vets office for something else just to make sure i don't have any issues. Have not had one test positive since I've been using Ivomec.
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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.

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#6808766 - 06/30/17 10:07 AM Re: Dog shots [Re: Wacm]
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And I don't give Bordatella unless I'm leaving one at a trainer and it's been 10 years since I've done that. But doesn't it just squirt up the nose? Didn't used to be a shot.
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.

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#6808863 - 06/30/17 12:26 PM Re: Dog shots [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Other than rabies and snake vaccine I buy mine cold at Tractor Supply (10-way) and give my own. Ivomec once a month. I have Panacur and Strongid to treat any other worms. My dogs never have parasites.. and I will keep it that way.
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#6809383 - 06/30/17 11:16 PM Re: Dog shots [Re: Wacm]
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Last time I had pointer at vet, the boardatella was given through nasal passage. I didn't know it was available at TSC

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#6809444 - 07/01/17 07:27 AM Re: Dog shots [Re: 68rustbucket]
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Originally Posted By: 68rustbucket
Last time I had pointer at vet, the boardatella was given through nasal passage. I didn't know it was available at TSC
Yep and up the nose. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/durvet-kenne-jec-2-1-dose-with-dropper
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#6809564 - 07/01/17 10:02 AM Re: Dog shots [Re: Wacm]
Sweese Offline
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Intranasal Bordetella is easy to do up the nostrils and I do recommend this if your dog is around other dogs (kennels, training, hunting, etc..).
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#6809979 - 07/01/17 06:42 PM Re: Dog shots [Re: Wacm]
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I am a veterinarian. I vaccinate dogs all day every day. In fact, I have just about come to the conclusion That DVM stands for "Dog VaccinatIng Man" LOL. I have a few opinions on this matter. We have a rural mixed animal practice. Many of my canine patients are hunting dogs or stock dogs, but I also have a fair amount of small companion dogs. Some of the farmers, ranchers, and hunters that I service preferred to give their own vaccinations. In my opinion, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this. Ranchers have been vaccinating their own cattle for years now. Some people are comfortable with it, and some are not. What I will suggest, if you choose to vaccinate your own dogs, is to use quality brand vaccines and make sure they have been handled properly prior to administration. Honestly, I think some people have me give their vaccinations for the same reason that I use the local quick change oil center. They have all the stuff, they are quick, and they good at it.
In Texas, a dog is not legally considered vaccinated for rabies unless it is done by veterinarian. Obviously, if an owner gives a rabies shot and does it properly, the dog is just as vaccinated as if a veterinarian does it. However, if the dog bites someone it is considered "unvaccinated" in the eyes of the law. For this reason, I would suggest that you let your veterinarian administer the rabies vaccine. It could save you some unforeseen problems in the future. In Texas, it is legal and recommended to use a three year rabies vaccine. This means that your dog only needs to be vaccinated every three years, provided a three-year vaccine is used. Even using a three-year vaccine, we try to get our clients to vaccinate yearly. Human nature being what it is, giving annual Rabies vaccinations with the three-year vaccine just serves as a safety cushion.I have other thoughts and information on various vaccines such as Parvo, Corona , Distemper , Bordatella if anyone is interested.


Edited by pharmvet (07/01/17 06:45 PM)

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#6810000 - 07/01/17 07:06 PM Re: Dog shots [Re: pharmvet]
Chet Offline
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Absolutely interested.

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#6810014 - 07/01/17 07:16 PM Re: Dog shots [Re: Wacm]
68rustbucket Offline
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So am I. I was told by a vet that the 1 year and 3 year rabies is the same injection, is this true? I was annexed into city limits a few years ago, city requires annual rabies. I only do 3 year, but my current vet told me first rabies on a pup has to be 1 year injection, after that one 3 year is sufficient

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#6810017 - 07/01/17 07:19 PM Re: Dog shots [Re: 68rustbucket]
Chet Offline
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That's the way I understand it. I think Parker Co. is rabies every year and Tarrant is every three.


Edited by Chet (07/01/17 07:20 PM)

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