I've been reading some of the recent posts and they've reminded me of my own vaccination nightmares.
When I picked up Kingston from the breeder he'd had all his shots except for Rabies (he was already 13 weeks old). The problem was that the breeder does all her dog's shots herself. Apparently she buys the vaccines from a nearby vet.
When I took Kingston for his check-up 5 days later, my vet insisted that he have ALL his shots over again. The vet did not trust breeder vaccinations, saying the vaccines could have been stored improperly. I even put the vet on the phone with the breeder to try to work things out (to no avail).
Obviously I was torn over what to do but decided to go ahead with the shots because no one around here would accept Kingston for boarding, grooming, or obedience school without an official shot record. I called the breeder, who acted as if this had never been a problem before.
He had a set of shots three weeks ago and his final boosters today. I'm so upset that all these shots have been pumped into my poor little guy. His body just aches after getting shots. I can hardly pet him because he yelps so pitifully.
I thought today would be his last shots for a while but then the vet told me he'd need to come back for his bordatella. Too bad the breeder gave him his bordatella shot the day I picked him up!
I could gripe forever about the vet experiences I've had. I don't understand why they'd want to pump dogs full of vaccines they've already been given. Of course, the vets know more than I do and they could be doing the right thing, but I'm very skeptical.