|Barked: Wed Jul 27, '11 4:37pm PST |
|dandy does not get vaccinated AT ALL.
whn i got him, i was told he'd had his shot but they didn't send his papers, couldn't find them, and couldn't remember the name of the vet that went out to the farm and did all the dogs.
normally, i'd've doubted but i do know these ppl and they're solid. the local vet doesn't touch small animals - "not worth his time" - so they have to wait until a vet comes from the next city over, which is nearly 2hrs away.
i spoke w a vet and he said to wait until dandy was a year old just in case.
dandy was 14mo old when i got him the first of what was supposed to be two shots. he *shrieked* when the needle went in - the vet jumped a mile, said that was a wierd reaction. 3d later, dandy had ripped all the fur out around the injection site. that vet said never to get him vaccinated again - he'd clearly had his first shots (cause allergic reactions never happen the first time - the first time is the trigger and the reaction happens after that) while another vet said he should get them but be admitted to hospital for 48hr monitoring (cha-ching) while a third said i needed to get blood titres done every six months at $75 a pop, one for each disease! who's got that kind of money cause i sure don't!
three vets, three different answers, each more expensive than the last so who knows - considering the dismal track record of vaccines in humans and my oldest daughter reacting (such a high fever the emerg threw my baby in a cold bath to try and bring it down as fast as possible) with subsequent development of asperger's syndrome, i have no faith in them.
Edited by author Wed Jul 27, '11 4:39pm PST
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