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vet venting and vaccine question
So, Perry's rabies shot was due so I made a vet appointment and she came over yesterday. I had specifically asked only for the rabies (but didn't specifically say that I did NOT want any of the others), and only saw her sticking the syringe into 1 vial, but when she was filling out the paperwork there so goes ticking all of the DHLPP stuff too. Asked her about it and she had decided that he should get them too, better to have them all the same time, etc. I am so sick of vets deciding that they know what he needs despite what I tell them.
This is on top of a different vet who, in April when I was looking for bordatella told me that he had it, and then proceeded to give him the DHLPP ("it does the same thing" - uh no, it's not the same thing smh!) Got rid of that vet, but I like this vet otherwise so will probably keep her, plus I think I made her feel bad for not paying close enough attention to what was in his passport already.
I am kicking myself because I wasn't being vigilant enough -but the overall result is that he's 18 months and has had DHLPP 3 times already.
So, questions - 1)any idea of what potential problems I'm looking at (he didn't react at all yesterday so I know we're out of the immediate danger period - but long term effects)? (2)I know someone (Dave?) posted info on getting the lepto titer but I can't find it in the posts, could you resend (my vet says she doesn't do it, but maybe if I gave her the lab info). (3) does anyone know if they can tier for parainfluenza as well (I think my vet will do distemper and parvo and maybe hep)?