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Old 10-27-2011, 09:55 PM
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Well, he was a little over-vaccinated IMO before you got him (and should have only had two leptos) but I'm glad to hear he's getting one more (because he needs it). He should have Rabies by now.

Keep watch not to over vaccinate. Are you doing any other vaccines? Is Lepto or Lyme prevalent in your area? IF not, I'd not do the lepto next year and forego the lyme. Will he be boarding or get groomed or go to puppy classes? (If yes to any of those, he should have Bordetella vaccines but if not, then it's okay to skip it). If offered, don't do a Coronavirus or Giardia vaccine. Useless.

Why is he good until 6 months... ? (Neuter?)



The Rabies vaccine is technically law, but you could sign a waiver considering it's an indoor only cat and could cause death if given. I only vaccinate my cats every 3 years. You should ask your vet about doing this with your cats...
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Well, he was a little over-vaccinated IMO before you got him (and should have only had two leptos) but I'm glad to hear he's getting one more (because he needs it). He should have Rabies by now.

Keep watch not to over vaccinate. Are you doing any other vaccines? Is Lepto or Lyme prevalent in your area? IF not, I'd not do the lepto next year and forego the lyme. Will he be boarding or get groomed or go to puppy classes? (If yes to any of those, he should have Bordetella vaccines but if not, then it's okay to skip it). If offered, don't do a Coronavirus or Giardia vaccine. Useless.

Why is he good until 6 months... ? (Neuter?)



The Rabies vaccine is technically law, but you could sign a waiver considering it's an indoor only cat and could cause death if given. I only vaccinate my cats every 3 years. You should ask your vet about doing this with your cats...
yea I have tried that to get the vet to go every 3 years but he doesn't have the 3 year vax.. (I learned that petco does though!!) the law here is that the vet can't even look at your pet with out an up to date rabies vax, so I had to vax Jasmin when she got hurt once
yea neuter. since I have had him he had a rabies vaccine. he goes for a distemper on the 10th.. according to his records he had the three parvo leptos already. I hate over vaccinating anything. My kids and my pets.

I have to board him in june and he will have to have kennel cough for that.. I will check to se eif he had bordetella but I am not sure.. I think they wanted to do a vaccine when he was there for his neuter but I forget which it was.
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I have to board him in june and he will have to have kennel cough for that.. I will check to se eif he had bordetella but I am not sure.. I think they wanted to do a vaccine when he was there for his neuter but I forget which it was.
If you're boarding him in June, the Kennel Cough should be given in like April or May to be most effective. Don't bother now.
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ok so I took him to the emergency vet after all yesterday evening. I decided better safe than sorry, it is giardia and this time coccidia too. so we are treating again. he has no appetite today.I got him to eat a little rice and chicken broth and chicken. Keeping him close and giving him his meds hopefully he feels better soon. they checked him and he is staying hydrated, I took him by my vet today and he is not dehydrated still so that is good.
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ergh... before doing any of that "all natural" stuff, make sure you consult a veterinarian first. It is, frankly, no substitute for actual medication. IMO the meds will work, it may just be a matter of how long the pup needs to be on them, and being due-diligent about cleaning any areas of the house where he's gone, and also his fur. Giardia in particular is so easy to re-infect from the environment.

I'm not saying there aren't beneficial properties to them and all that jazz to the natural crap, it's just that I hate when it gets toted as an "alternative". It isn't an alternative as far as I'm concerned. It is something that perhaps you could consider adding to your routine.
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ergh... before doing any of that "all natural" stuff, make sure you consult a veterinarian first. It is, frankly, no substitute for actual medication. IMO the meds will work, it may just be a matter of how long the pup needs to be on them, and being due-diligent about cleaning any areas of the house where he's gone, and also his fur. Giardia in particular is so easy to re-infect from the environment.

I'm not saying there aren't beneficial properties to them and all that jazz to the natural crap, it's just that I hate when it gets toted as an "alternative". It isn't an alternative as far as I'm concerned. It is something that perhaps you could consider adding to your routine.
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he is in puppy class so I need to check up about the bordetella (sp) vax
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I don't think bordetella was required for our puppy classes which I find funny .. it might be because the Bordetella vaccination doesn't protect against all strains I suppose (ie: the dog can still get it even when vaccinated), or because Kennel Cough isn't a "severe" illness.. either way I think I still would have rather been required to have the vaccination, being able to know all the other dogs had it as well.

That being said our facility didn't even check vaccination paperwork.. who knows what dogs were vaccinated against what. I will be taking these guys to a different facility in the future
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