|Barked: Mon Dec 17, '12 5:10pm PST |
|Jim, first of all, an allergic reaction characteristically DOES NOT occur with the first exposure to the allergen, it normally requires an exposure to built the antibodies which CAUSE the reaction so your are taking a much greater risk with each succeeding vaccine, not the other way around. Pretty basic information be it veterinary or human medicine. Why do you suppose you have to remain in the waiting room for 20 minutes after receiving a vaccine from your own human doctor... it is to watch for a reaction.
And, both my dog who DIED from an anaphylactic collapse from a DHLPP vaccine and the one which almost died but was fortunately saved because it was at the vets already, reacted almost immediately, we had not even left the exam room, much less the clinic. These two dogs collapsed within five minutes of receiving the vaccine!
Also, I have worked for many, many years at a veterinary clinic, I still do often, and I know how quickly incoming sensitive supplies are correctly stored.
I do not believe a social network for dog lovers is any place to be promoting home vaccinations, it is NOT SAFE for the average pet owner and can and usually does ultimately end up costing far more money, if not actually costing the poor dog its very life.
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