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Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Sinita, Jun 12, 2019 at 4:26 PM.


  1. Sinita

    Sinita PetForums Junior

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    My puppies breeder took them for first injections, microchip and health check.
    Now they are almost due for second. I've phoned my local vet who said, they don't do the same type of vaccinations. So my options are, take them elsewhere or start them on a new set of vacs.
     
  2. JoanneF

    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    Can't you just go to the breeder's vet for the second vaccination?
     
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    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    Yes that's pretty much what's happening.

    Which often makes the vaccination by breeders invalid. I only know chihuahua breeders who do the full course as they have the puppies for longer.

    It's a common problem people seem to be having. I have no idea why breeders are giving the dogs the first vaccinations to be honest..without checking with new owners first if they can get the vaccinations.

    Ask your breeder where they had the dogs vaccinated, they may be a franchise or you could travel to the same vets. After the initial vaccinations...I am sure most will be able to offer boosters in the future using different vaccines.
     
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  4. Sinita

    Sinita PetForums Junior

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    We got them from a different town, which is inconvenient for us to travel that far.
    I would never of thought this. I've had dogs before and this was never an issue. I might just get a new set of vaccination's, as I want everything to be done local.
     
  5. lullabydream

    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    For one final set of boosters is it really that inconvenient?

    Or ring round more local vets to see if they have the same vaccine.
     
  6. Suder

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    Id go for the final set but thats me.
     
  7. lullabydream

    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    I probably would too...

    Although it's a shame this first vaccination thing is happening all too often.
     
  8. Suder

    Suder PetForums Junior

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    I guess thats due to breeders thinking their buyers will be living in the same area but thats a pretty big assumption if thats why they start first shots.
     
  9. Blitz

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    I have to say that I have only once bought a pup that has had its first vaccination and I asked the breeder not to do it till I had checked with my vet that it was the same one. That was thanks to this forum as it was not something I had thought of before.
     
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    lullabydream PetForums VIP

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    I don't know any breeders that are decent that would assume dogs are local...but then most toy breeds should be fully vaccinated before leaving home.
     
  11. lullabydream

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    Years ago I had a rescue puppy who had their first vaccination. At the time the emphasis was as a rescue we are giving the dogs the best start in life that we can...now it was entirely up to new owners if they followed through and did the second. Local rescue ish..so no hardship to get follow up vaccination however, my vets were using the same one anyway.

    Harleys breeder did ask about vaccinations and more was I willing to vaccinate myself etc... They did give me information pack of course on dog vaccinations ( printed off the internet but still)
     
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  12. Suder

    Suder PetForums Junior

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    Very much agree. its quite sad really.
     
  13. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    I'd just ring around all the local vets to see if any have the right vaccination. Considering how important early socialisation is I'd try to avoid having to start vaccinations again and therefore have to avoid walks for even longer.
     
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    Yes, exactly this. The breeder who used Cash and had 'our' litter didn't vaccinate her pups for these exact reasons. With the pups all going off to different areas it was not going to be ideal for everyone if their vets didn't stock the same vaccine. I get why breeders do do it as it's seen as one of those 'tick list' responsible breeder things, but I do think it's pointless in some cases, such as the OP's case.
     
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  15. Jamesgoeswalkies

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    Absolutely - breeders now need to check with the new owners Vets (and the new owners) to ensure continuity of vaccine as each Vet seems now to vaccinate to their own programme.

    This is due generally to whether the practice uses L2 or L4 vaccines (Lepto 2 or 4). The original vaccine was L2 and back when this was used pretty universally, most good breeders would vaccinate pups when they went for their health checks at 7/8 weeks of age meaning that the second injection was due at 9/10 weeks and the pups ready to socialise by 11/12 weeks of age.

    The L4 vaccine is new (last few years) and much stronger (containing 4 strains of Leptospera) but it's use brought with it reports of adverse side effects and even deaths which stopped many Vets (and the company) from rolling it out countrywide. Thus some Vets retain L2 and others use L4.

    To the op yes, you have two choices - asking around as to who does the correct follow-up vaccine or starting again.

    J
     
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