With all my puppies I have gotten puppy packages through the vet. With Piper her package was 165 dollars . It included all her shots and worming plus any exams. Now Doctors Foster and Smith also sell shots through their catalog,or their site on line.Call your vet see what series you need and then order through Doctors Foster and Smith then give it to your dog your self.Personally me I prefer to take my dog to the vet. I know they do this every day and know what they are doing. I would be so afraid to do it my self for the fear of doing it wrong, or passing out.
i really think since the dog is so young it would be beneficial for you to take him? to the vet. in very rare instances a puppy could have an adverse reaction to the vaccination and your vet would know how to treat the puppy
I would strongly advise against giving them yourself, even if you had experience giving canine vaccines. At the first puppy visit, the vet will check MANY things, including bone structure, heart, lungs, teeth, ears, skin; if there are any problems now is the time to find out. Also, your pup will need deworming (VERY important for his health and yours!) and will get to know you and your new pup. Vet costs vary widely, so shop around!
5 weeks old is wayyy too young to be taken away from the litter. What kind of dog is it and where'd you get it? Better start planning on bite inhibition problems right now heh. Man the US should make it illegal to give away puppies before they are 8 weeks old, like they've done in canada. And yes, while you can give shots yourself, it is much safer for the dog, especially for the first time, to take it to the vet and have a physical exam given. They can find out if there's any detectable abnormalities and give the puppy a thorough going over. You can indeed order vaccinations online through fosters & smiths, I think the url is www.petwarehouse.com I bellieve petedge also sells them at www.petedge.com Be aware that when you get vaccines, you're buying them in lots and they'll probably send you so much you end up wasting your money and having to throw them away.
You can administer the shot yourself it's fairly easy, but you may want to ask your vet before you do it. I enough air goes in the blood stream, it might kill your pup. It's better to have someone do it.
I do my own....but I learned from a Vet how to do it properly. You should never give them yourself unless your SURE you know what your doing. Also...taking them to vet for a shot, as mentioned, many other things get checked as well that only a Vet could recoginize.