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Old 08-12-2012, 12:35 PM
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Yup, same vet. I was NOT impressed. It blew my mind that a vet would call a scared, rescued dog difficult because he didn't warm up to her right away. She also insinuated that I wasn't training him properly because he growled at her. Ugh. It was awful.
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Yup, same vet. I was NOT impressed. It blew my mind that a vet would call a scared, rescued dog difficult because he didn't warm up to her right away. She also insinuated that I wasn't training him properly because he growled at her. Ugh. It was awful.
Sounds like a nightmare. Remember, THEY work for YOU and Oscar. You decide what to tolerate. For me, I'd be leaving a trail of dust never to be seen again. As long as you have other possible vets, there is no reason to deal with that BS.


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I see a holistic / traditional vet as my cat Huly caught FIV from a vaccine. I was not sure how she would handle my two pups when I got them. She did titer test at 10 weeks as she said most moms are so over vaccinated it carries down to their pups. BG showed she needed a vaccine and only had one while Sonny's showed he was fine and did not need a booster.
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I took Oscar to the vet for the first time today (since I adopted him). I gave her all his paperwork and she said he needed more shots within a few months. He has already had shots for everything within the last year and as a healthy adult dog I am hesitant to get more done. After reading this site, and actually this post, I asked the vet about tests (titers? Is that right?) to see of he was still covered. She basically said that was ridiculous and he needs to immunized again or I am being irresponsible. All in all I wasnt impressed by her at all and she didn't really seem all that comfortable with "difficult" (that's what she called Oscar) dogs. Advice?
Please find a new vet immediately!!! Although I do not see a hollistic vet anymore, my vet is always open to anything I tell her about and/or ask her about. When I asked her about doing titers and if that is something she is familiar with, she was happy to skip on the vaccines and titer instead. She was also the one who told me the vaccination guidelines have changed from every year to every 3 years for the core vaccines.

I am so sorry you had such a poor experience with this moron! You should always feel comfortable around your vet and be able to build a good relationship just as your would with your own doctor. At the end of the day, it's YOUR dog, not hers! You only need to do what you WANT to do and not what they say your dog "needs!" I can't stand vets who are like this. I had a bad experience once with Lola when she had an ear infection with an arrogant vet, that was our first and last visit. Maybe you can ask your local dog food store if they can recommend a new vet for you? When I was trying to find single and bi-valent vaccines for Leo a couple months ago, unfortunately my vet didn't carry them, so I asked the owner of the hollistic pet store I go to if she had anyone in mind. She knew where to send me right away and it worked out great.
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Hi AussieLass, yes i do not want to get injections for them, so i will get charchi on to the same one your using, thanks for your input, and i think it,s great how people are starting to get their backs up about , vaccinations, and standing up to there vets. I allway,s used to get , all of their fist puppy shots, and from there on only every 3 years, but now i,m going to ask for the test to be done first, do you vaccinate 3 yearly or test first? thanks- janet.
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when I was a kid we always had dogs and my parents got the dogs shots done as a puppy only 1 at 3 months old and that's all the got for the rest of their lives. Then about 15 - 20 years ago they started with this getting dogs shots done every year well I never have done that it wasn't a necessity when I was a kid why did the rules change. What the vets wanted to make more money off people. Its not right and it should be stopped before we cause more problems for our furry friends shame on who ever started this over vaccination stuff.
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I am so glad I came across this post. I am wondering at what age should they get their first puppy vaccines? Is an all-in-one ok for them? I think that is all the place I am going does. They are a non-profit place that does low cost vacs and neutering. I know there are some scary illnesses that are quite common for dogs that these vacs can prevent so I want to get them done at least initially. Some people think I am a horrible mom but I do not vaccinate my children. The incidences of the diseases these shots are supposed to prevent are either so rare or not serious enough to risk the many many potential problems that come from the vaccines, which are much more common than the actual diseases. If you look at it like this: there is a (say .o125%) chance (not exact number, don't have it memorized) that a child will get pertussis. Only possibly 10% of those cases cause serious problems. But there is something like an 8% chance that a child can get problems like Autism and paralysis from these vaccines! So, yeah, I don't vaccinate my children. That said, parvovirus, rabies, and heartworm are much more common so I do believe dogs should get them initially. Anyway... enough rambling... what age should I get the initial puppy vaccines done?
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