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Handling Safely & Effectively for Vaccinations??

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Re: Handling Safely & Effectively for Vaccinations??

Postby DeweysMom » Tue May 09, 2017 11:34 am

Ana, my vet did recommend them to have both, but I'm chancing it with alternating. I asked if distemper was a big issue in our immediate area, and they said so far, no, but will give me a head's up if they see a large increase in cases so I can get them the feline distemper.
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Re: Handling Safely & Effectively for Vaccinations??

Postby Ana » Tue May 09, 2017 11:49 am

Better go ahead and get both, then. Poor bubs. Thank you!
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Re: Handling Safely & Effectively for Vaccinations??

Postby TamanduaGirl » Tue May 09, 2017 12:45 pm

In looking into it for fennecs I found a study showing giving dgs the feline shot did protect them from the dog strain. So it should be okay to just give the dog strain. Plus the dog one lasts 3 years anyway.
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Re: Handling Safely & Effectively for Vaccinations??

Postby DeweysMom » Tue May 09, 2017 1:27 pm

TamanduaGirl wrote:In looking into it for fennecs I found a study showing giving dgs the feline shot did protect them from the dog strain. So it should be okay to just give the dog strain. Plus the dog one lasts 3 years anyway.


That is exactly my line of thinking, TG. Figuring the feline strain and the canine virus probably aren't too very different, my boys should be covered from either strain of distemper by getting one or the other vaccine each year. I've had others disagree with me on this, but I feel my boys are sufficiently covered - enough that if they did contract either form of distemper, they'd have enough antibodies in them to fight off the worst of it and not succumb to the disease. Add in the fact that the vaccine IS a 3-yr vaccine, I figure if I alternate each year, they should be more than sufficiently covered.
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Re: Handling Safely & Effectively for Vaccinations??

Postby Ana » Tue May 09, 2017 3:20 pm

The dog strain it is! I love this forum! ♡♡♡
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Re: Handling Safely & Effectively for Vaccinations??

Postby DeweysMom » Tue May 09, 2017 3:27 pm

Ana wrote:The dog strain it is! I love this forum! ♡♡♡


Certainly discuss with your veterinarian, see what his/her opinion is.They went to med school, have far vaster knowledge than most of us.

But especially these distemper vaccines are supposedly good for 3 years, I personally feel if you alternate every year, they really should be safe.
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Re: Handling Safely & Effectively for Vaccinations??

Postby Ana » Tue May 09, 2017 9:20 pm

Our new vet has never treated a raccoon before, but she's young and interested, unlike Dr. Harvey, oh he of the blank stare. :lol:
I'm taking Jude in for a weighing this week, we'll see what they have to say, I'll let everybody know either way. :D
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Re: Handling Safely & Effectively for Vaccinations??

Postby DeweysMom » Wed May 10, 2017 11:33 am

Ana wrote: we'll see what they have to say, I'll let everybody know either way. :D


That would be great. Thanks!
Dana

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