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    Hey all! So I found a pup that is just adorable! One thing that concerned me was the breeder does all vaccinations themselves. Should I be concerned and take this as a red flag?

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    Absolutely not a red flag. I do my own, no way would I bring my pups into the vet where they could easily get parvovirus. You should get a serial # with it or ask for one. In my opinion, better they do it themselves at least for the first set.


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    Both my breeders where I got Wilson and Emma did their own vacinations. They'll give you all the records of the shots given when you pick him/her up. Even our non-bully Jack was given his shots at home.
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    What state are you in? Different laws for different states. My state PA doesn't allow this practice. Lucky you Lisa.
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    In fact in the state of PA, you must carry the certificate with you for proof. $$$$$$ it's all business in this state. Why don't they just crack down on the puppy mills?
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    We are in Arizona, I have heard so many horror stories of people losing whole litters to parvo.... scares the crap outta me. I order the best ones that I can get from A to Z vet supply, along with many other things. My vet also faxes them all my scripts so I can save $$$$ because they are so much cheaper online. Things like Neo-poly eye ointment I have 1 year scripts for so I can order as much as I want at about $3 a tube.

    I can understand the regulations however. I mean, what if the breeder SAYS they gave it and never did? It really is a trust thing in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkerbell81 View Post
    Hey all! So I found a pup that is just adorable! One thing that concerned me was the breeder does all vaccinations themselves. Should I be concerned and take this as a red flag?
    I think many reputable breeders do their own vaccinations because it is cheaper and less exposure for very young puppies. My breeder did her own. As others have suggested, make sure they are documented with serial numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    We are in Arizona, I have heard so many horror stories of people losing whole litters to parvo.... scares the crap outta me. I order the best ones that I can get from A to Z vet supply, along with many other things. My vet also faxes them all my scripts so I can save $$$$ because they are so much cheaper online. Things like Neo-poly eye ointment I have 1 year scripts for so I can order as much as I want at about $3 a tube.

    I can understand the regulations however. I mean, what if the breeder SAYS they gave it and never did? It really is a trust thing in the end.


    I hear ya. I can't even order Heart Guard without a licensed vet script in this state, and the vet's don't hand them out. Can't even get syringes in this state without script's
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    We have to go to the vets for these things here in Australia, but sounds like a good idea.

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    I was surprised to find out that a local feed store administers shots and gives you the records to keep track.
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    My problem with the breeder giving the shots is our vet won't count them. Isn't it harmful for my pups to get extra shots? Should I look for a new vet that will count them if she does it herself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainlover View Post
    My problem with the breeder giving the shots is our vet won't count them. Isn't it harmful for my pups to get extra shots? Should I look for a new vet that will count them if she does it herself?
    Thats a really good point...why doesn't the vet recognize them? Lisa said earlier to get the serial number from the vaccinations, if you have that maybe the vet will accept...if not, by all means shop around for another vet (someone that has some common sense)....,good luck with your pup!

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