Zoe is getting vaccinated!!!???

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So, my little girl, Zoe, is getting her first round of shots/vaccinations this coming Saturday.  After doing some research I have found a list of vaccines that Zoe will eventually get. 

I would like to know if anyone can give me a heads up for which shots will be in the first round so that I can be prepared to care for her once we get home?  I found the list on this website under Veterinary Care.

Also, when your pup gets dewormed for the first time or even on the next deworming rounds, is it normal for dead roundworms to come out in their poop?  Zoe is doing great and no more worms coming out, but I had this concern before I found this wonderful forum.

Thx, DobyZOE

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Yes, the worm thing is actually the deworming itself. If your pup doesn't give you a nice dollop of spaghetti bolognese to pick up once she's had the tablets (or injection), then she's more than likely never had worms, or the worming was unsuccessul. The worms won't disolve; she needs to pop 'em out somewhere.

 

The first vaccinations will be for Parvo and Distemper. I think there might be something else in there, but I can't remember. Been ages since mine was vaccinated. You really don't need to do anything after getting the vaccination...Just be warned that some vomitting may ensue, and use common sense. If she's vomitting up bucket loads two days later, then there's something wrong and you should've gone back to your vet two days ago.

 

Not sure on other peoples views...But the booster shots, yearly ones for parvo/distemper, I believe are pretty unecessary. Your dog was already vaccinated as a puppy. Once she's immune, you can't make her more immune with yearly vaccinations. I don't get them, the same as I don't have myself boostered on anything. It's just personal preference, though.

 

(Note: I'm in ENGLAND...In other parts of the world, you need vaccinations against all sorts. I believe that the first vaccinations in the US are for Parvo/Distemper/Rabies. As I don't live in the US and don't stress over it, I'm not entirely sure. Any of these questions, your vet can answer. Even after people answering your Q's here, I'd recommend asking your vet.)

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Your first vaccinations should be:
DHLPP

(D = Distemper, H = Infectious Canine Hepatitis, L = Leptospirosis, P = Parainfluenza, P=Parvovirus) This vaccine is given at 8, 10, 12, 16 and sometimes 20 weeks of age and then yearly.

My vet does a DHPP (which is everything except the Lepto) because he doesn't feel that is a necessary part of the dog's vaccinations in this area (Indiana) and he dosen't like to put anything in the dogs' systems that really isnt necessary. 

Dont be surprised if your dog develops a small bump under the skin at the injection site...it's very common for that to happen, especially on first rounds of shots.  The little bump might be slightly sore for a day or so, but will diminish and totally go away in a week or so.

I would research the vaccination protocol for good info after your puppy has it's original shots. Most vets are unnecessarily over vaccinating our dogs causing all kinds of problems that we have learned to accept as normal signs of aging. Once through the puppy set of vaccinations and one booster at 1yr of age their are some that believe that the dog is pretty much good for life and studies are available that back the info. Much study has been done on this in the last 10 years and most veterinarian schools changed the vaccination protocols because of it. If you have an honest vet they will tell you that the main reason they do annual vaccinations is because that is the only time people bring the animal in for exam. You can do things such as a annual titer and it will tell you if the dog still carries immunity.

On my adult dogs they are on a 3 year protocol, which I believe is to much but I do it for the certificate so they can go to classes.

Some things to google would be Jean Dodds (this is the person that first brought the studies to light)vaccination protocol or look up the major veterinarian teaching schools and see what they are recommending.

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I think a hello from the states (North Carolina, specifically) is in order, so hello!

I am somewhat familiar with the Parvo vaccination, but I will check into the Distemper.

My husband and I are going to bring her back to the breeder and we will administer the shots ourselves, which is why I wanted to have some researched information to take with me tomorrow so I know exactly what Zoe is getting.

Thx for the info! How old are Kayenne and Tia?

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Hi Ziva's Dad,

Thanks for the great info, putting it into acronyms is very helpful.  We live in NC, so I'm not sure if our vet would believe it a good idea or not to give the Lepto vaccine, but I will certainly ask him.

Do you know if the DHPP is given as one whole shot, kind of like a multi-shot?

I will keep an eye out for the bump, Thx.

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Hi rnddobermans,

I will definitely get on that research.  My husband and I are taking Zoe to get vaccinated tomorrow and I want to have the most up to date information on vaccines.

I will also check on annual vaccinations.

Thx so much!

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Canine distemper

Had to just look at my dogs vax cards..here in NZ its Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza virus. No boarding kennel will take a dog without these vaccinations either. I always buy a treat whenever my dogs go to the vets so they know its a good thing and are never scared :) Good luck to Zoe

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Hi Q,

Ok, so the distemper is a multi-shot.  That's really good to know and it's a just in case she ever gets boarded.  My husband and I just went to the store last night and Zoe came with us and sat in the cart! She got a new red collar and a variety pack of rawhide chewies.  She likes them a lot and it takes her mind off chewing other "non-chewable" items, lol!

Thx for the good luck wish!

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You will have to have a vet or a clinic with a vet in attendance to have the rabies vaccine at 16 weeks.  You should have the last Dhlpp vx done there too so you have it documented that he had the vaccine.  Boarding kennels and such won't believe you if you said "I did it myself", they'll want proof.

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Yes there is new research going into the fact that there are unnecessarily yearly boosters.  If you're not going to run the blood work for titers get the vaccine.  You know how horrible it is to have someone come into my hospital with a 5 year old dog that has never had vaccines since a puppy and has parvo?  Parvo kills.  If you can't pay the money to do the bloodwork (titers are more expensive than a vaccine) then you vaccine.  They have the 3 year booster option for people now which is great if you want to go that route.

First and foremost... follow the vaccine protocol for your puppy.  This is when they are the most vunerable.  http://www.gentledoberman.com/forums/doberman-pinscher-discussion/doberm... -- this link goes over WHY we vaccinate our puppies and WHY it is important to quarantine them until they've had them all.