Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Eeee! I've decided to vaccinate Bentley myself

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    710
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Eeee! I've decided to vaccinate Bentley myself

    icon_yikes

    After much deliberation, and after NOT being able to find a vet who will vaccinate the way I would prefer icon_crying , I've decided to start vaccinating my dogs myself, according to Dr Jean Dodds schedule.

    I've ordered Progard 5 for Bentley's one yr vacc's, on the advice and recommendation of his breeder (Laura). I ordered from Revival Animal's website. It should be here in a couple of days. icon_thumbsup

    I will still take him to a vet for his rabies shot, a month after I've given him the Progard.

    I'll let you know how it goes shooting up poor lil Bentley! icon_crssedfingers

    Barb
    ~not knowing how near the truth is,
    we seek it far away~

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    1,183
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I vaccinate my pups myself Barb and have no problem. I use the same one that you have ordered. I stand them on a counter and give them a bowl of food and the adults never even flinch during their shot. Sassy my 14 week old takes a little more patience but is also pretty good.
    Mary-owned by Maya, Scout, Jazz and Sassy
    Annie at the bridge 3/13
    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance......

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    North Scotland - east coast
    Posts
    9,973
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    That's very brave, not sure I could do that

    Do you vaccinate in the neck or in the hind leg {thigh?} Mary?

    Some American vets now seem to vaccinate Cavaliers in the hind leg, due to the sadly increasing incidence of Syringomyelia.
    Nicki and the Cavalier Clan Our photos www.scotlandimagery.com
    Supporting www.rupertsfund.com and www.cavaliermatters.org

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    1,183
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I have used the skin between the shoulder blades up to now but may use the thigh in the future. I still take them into the vets for their rabies but with multiple dogs this does save some money to do the routine vac at home. When I had my horse I always vaccinated them myself and did this past year or so start doing the dogs routinely. Being a nurse I feel comfortable doing this.
    Mary-owned by Maya, Scout, Jazz and Sassy
    Annie at the bridge 3/13
    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance......

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    710
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    When I was *young* and had horses I would assist the vet when he came to call.. I'd help him float teeth, worm, give shots, etc., so I'm not really afraid to do it.

    I'm planning on giving it in the thigh. Animal Revival told me they send very detailed instructions on how to administer.

    For the dose of Progard 5, syringes and shipping, comes to $22 US, which I thought wasn't bad!

    I'll take Bentley to the vet for rabies, since I need the documentation and tag, etc.

    Maybe if I chicken out about the shot, I'll just take the dose with me to his vet appt. next week!

    Barb
    ~not knowing how near the truth is,
    we seek it far away~

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    69
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Barb...When you get really good at it can I bring Candle and Ally over for theirs ???
    Mom to Candle and Ally

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    24,073
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default

    What does 'floating' teeth mean? Dare I ask? icon_yikes
    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Jaspar Lily Tansy Libby Mindy
    In memory: Lucy Leo
    Cavalier SM Information site:www.smcavaliers.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    710
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Sure, Jackie! icon_thumbsup

    Barb
    ~not knowing how near the truth is,
    we seek it far away~

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    1,183
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by karlin
    What does 'floating' teeth mean? Dare I ask? icon_yikes
    Filing those rough edges off with a metal file...lovely to help with-I always got to hold onto the tongue..yeeewhh
    Mary-owned by Maya, Scout, Jazz and Sassy
    Annie at the bridge 3/13
    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance......

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    710
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Karlin,

    As horses chew, their teeth wear unevenly (they also keep growing!)... once per year or so they need to have them filed so they are even, and that's what floating is; filing to even teeth out so there is even wear, and also to avoid mouth injury due to sharpness or a too uneven bit which can cause jaw problems.

    The tool used looks just like a big nail file, basically!

    It's not hard, and most horses don't seem to mind too much.

    Barb
    ~not knowing how near the truth is,
    we seek it far away~

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •