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Old 03-22-2014, 05:41 PM
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Vet wasted parvo medication.

I took my 14 week old pup for his final c3 parvo shot yesterday. While the Vet was administering the injection, about half ( a teaspoon ) ended up on his back, as the needle had come out. Considering the medication was in such a small bottle, I queried the Vet on whether he will be covered fully against Parvo. The Vet said that he only needed such a small quantity to be covered and the wastage was ok. I am curious what anyone else thinks. I want to take him to another Vet now.
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I don't know. I'd call another Vet and ask their opinion.
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I would assume that losing half (as you observed) of it would make a difference. The answer he gave you didn't sound very professional to me. Accidents happen, so losing some of the vaccine is not a horrible thing. But if he needed a specific amount to be effective, the vet should have corrected it, or given you a better explanation as to why he would draw twice as much as your dog needed in the first place. He has to sign the chart with the dose he gave - I wonder if he noted that half of it was lost.
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The amount of virus protein in the vaccination is pretty high. Since you are concerned, you can always take your dog in and have a titer test done. It would be a good idea to wait a couple of weeks after vaccination before getting a titer, though. Give the vaccination some time to do its work, and then run a titer test.
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