Join Date: May 2011
Location: London, Ontario
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I was interested to read your post about the vaccines. I waited to have Tessa vaccinated because her breeder did not believe in it, but because we travel with her a lot, I decided to be safe and have her get her shots. She was 14 months old and they gave her the parvo shot and whatever else they give a puppy. She was fine.
We went back for the booster a month later and she also had her booster rabies shot. I questioned them about her getting both boosters on the same day, but the vet said, at her age and size, it shouldn't be a problem.
She was fine that day, playing like crazy. But the next morning, after I got home from some errands, she literally screamed when I tried to pick her up. Not cried, but screamed. Scared the daylights out of me. I was on the phone to the vets immediately and they had me come down and get her some pain meds. I gave it to her right away and a couple of hours later she was fine. I'm not sure what caused the pain, but it makes me wonder about the boosters next year. Fortunately, she has a three year rabies shot but the other vaccines are yearly. I am as conflicted about the booster vaccines now even more than I was before.
Cooper and Tessa's Mommy