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Parvo and Distemper Outbreaks

I think sometimes forum members think I am a little nuts about core vaccinations and preventatives. Here is a article from our local newspaper that talks about the recent out break of both Parvo and Distemper in our Shelters. These happen because people do not vaccinate. It is heartbreaking to know the solutation the shelters employ to deal with it. Sometimes these are peoples lost pets...if the dog came in with a runny nose, eyes, shivering, it is likely to meet the same fate.

I can not say it enough know your own community and make a informed decision. Many of the dogs pulled from these shelters by "rescues" are not yet showing signs, they spread it North in transporting. These are not rescues as we want to believe, these are money making businesses, that advertise on the internet take visa, mastercard and all the usual for their sick dogs...they often want sponsers for thoses that cannot be rehomed. Good rescues Vet all of there dogs, and keep them away from others until it is safe.

http://fayobserver.com/articles/2012...1?sac=fo.local

Here is also a good site to inform you of what is going on in your area:
http://www.petsandparasites.org/

Sorry when I rant but I really want people to make an informed decision not one based on others views, we all live in different areas of the country.

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This is what I was mentioning that is coming up here from "rescues" and spreading.


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I think sometimes forum members think I am a little nuts about core vaccinations and preventatives. Here is a article from our local newspaper that talks about the recent out break of both Parvo and Distemper in our Shelters. These happen because people do not vaccinate. It is heartbreaking to know the solutation the shelters employ to deal with it. Sometimes these are peoples lost pets...if the dog came in with a runny nose, eyes, shivering, it is likely to meet the same fate.

I can not say it enough know your own community and make a informed decision. Many of the dogs pulled from these shelters by "rescues" are not yet showing signs, they spread it North in transporting. These are not rescues as we want to believe, these are money making businesses, that advertise on the internet take visa, mastercard and all the usual for their sick dogs...they often want sponsers for thoses that cannot be rehomed. Good rescues Vet all of there dogs, and keep them away from others until it is safe.

http://fayobserver.com/articles/2012...1?sac=fo.local

Here is also a good site to inform you of what is going on in your area:
http://www.petsandparasites.org/

Sorry when I rant but I really want people to make an informed decision not one based on others views, we all live in different areas of the country.
Not that the dog was sick, but my SIL just told me about a neighbor who "rescued" a dog over the internet from one of these scam places. Spent about $500, had to drive a long distance to pick the dog up from a van hauling a whole lot of dogs up to N.E., and the dog is NOT a family dog, as advertised. It is very reactive, has bitten two family members, and attacked and badly injured another neighbor's dog when it pulled away on leash. They spent a lot of money trying to work with the dog with the trainer, and were finally told by the trainer that this dog is just too damaged to be a good pet in a family situation, with people who are novice dog owners.

When they called the "rescue" for help, they were given a real run-around about taking the dog back. They finally have agreed to do so, but the people are so shaken by the whole experience that they aren't sure they even want a dog any more. My brother and SIL suggested that they go to our LOCAL shelter and just spend some time WALKING shelter dogs and getting to know some before making any decision, and then choosing a local dog that they can meet ahead of time, and have the support of the shelter people if needed.

Buying a dog (and that's what you are really doing with these long distance rescues) seems the height of foolhardiness to me. It feels like the "mail order bride".


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I have to differ on this. Overvaccinating is more harmful.

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Well Dave I disagree again with you, but you knew I would. I love modern medicine. I would not be alive if not for modern meds. I believe in vacs as the vet tells me, just like vacs for my children and grandchildren and of course the flu and pneumonia vacs for us seniors. My DIL is taing her children tomorrow to see about the menigitis vac ( that would be the viral one). Big outbreak where they live and they are cleaning the schools, etc. Better safe than sorry.I had the smallpox vac when a child and then a few years ago, soldiers were being vac ed for it and a lot were all upset. My Nathan had had one when he was little and he took the one the army gave him. Yeah it made him a little feverish, but he didn't have to worry about catching smallpox. I give Rosie the kennel cough vac and the lepto also.

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Lucille, I'm not against vacs especially the core vacs. I'm just saying there is more harm done to dogs by consistently , yearly vaccinating them when they are already vaccinated and protected. Many vets are not telling their clients the whole truth. These "outbreaks " are not with dogs that have been vaccinated like the dogs on this forum. These are dogs that are puppy mill and the likes. Don't believe an organization that is backed by the giant drug companies and expect them to tell you otherwise. http://www.dogs4dogs.com/blog/2009/0...ean-dodds-dvm/

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Then we agree!

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yep. Watch for organizaitons that are supported by big companies. And avoid in most instances. Always a conflict of interest.

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Lucile. as an example the same fear mongering as The Heartworm Society. check out their sponsors. http://www.heartwormsociety.org/

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I am all for core vacs also but I am a minimalist with all my animals, myself and my family. I like to absorb information but common sense rules the day when drug companies are involved.


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