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Old 02-09-2013, 11:46 PM
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As it turns out I'm shopping around for a new vet. Shelly needs to start her puppy shots and Penny and Dylan are both due for their boosters. I have 3 I'm interested in looking into, what are some questions you would ask and what would you look for? While I consider myself a great doggie mommy I am fully aware that I am also a sucker for a smooth talker and fancy diggs. I thought if I could get a check list to go by it might help keep me focused. I promise I am not a flake but I am not allowed to talk to car salesmen alone...lol.


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Old 02-10-2013, 12:43 AM
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Read some of the vaccination and titer threads here. If I was interviewing a new vet, I'd ask right up front if they do titers. If they don't, or act like they don't know what they are - go somewhere else. Boosters are usually NOT necessary. Don't let a vet bully you into giving them. Educate yourself and learn about cellular immunity and why titers are so important.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:08 AM
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I have read about titters and I plan on asking about that Penny has only had her initial shots no boosters yet so I will defiantly check on that. I believe since Dylan is a known escape artist I may have no choice but to keep him vaccinated yearly. Thanks so much!


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Old 02-10-2013, 10:55 AM
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I was going to say exactly the same as Tracey. If you research immunisation you'll find that vets and manufacturers and now acknowledging that boosters only need be given every 3 years.

However, having said that, there are others (usually holistic) who will admit that once a dog is immunised, it will undoubtedly retain those antibodies for life.

On that basis, all my dogs only ever have 2 shots .... if the breeder didn't get them done at 8 weeks or so when they're still covered by their dam's antibodies then mine would only ever get one shot when they were around 14 weeks old.

Most of us here try to put the least amount of toxins we can into our tiny Chis and there are many ways to get off the drug companies wheel of lies & deceit with research.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:31 AM
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Most vets today have websites. Read their reviews. If there is a lot of negative remarks, I would keep looking. I have learned to use vets as my tool for guidance, support & answers, but in the end, I get to make the final decision on my chis health & course of action.
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