ok i got a new 11 week old labrador and the lady that i bought him from told me that he already got his first shot, but that i needed to give him his second shot, she said i could buy it at any feed store, but i don't know what to do
call your vet they can tell you. and i am not so sure i would want to do it myself, you need to take the dog to the vet for more than just the sake of shots, when my dogs get their shots they also get "checked over" a physical per say to make sure nothing else is goin on
It depends on when the breeder gave the first shot. Shots are given 3-4 weeks apart 4 total and then a rabies at 4-6 months. If your breeder gave you a health guarantee, most likly you should take it to the vet and get it looked over and shots and fecal otherwise why? But you will also need to continue to worm your puppy because puppies are very susceptible to worms until they are about 4 months.
I would also suggest if you don't have a vet you already know and trust to get one that also does large animals too, because they are normally charge about half the price. I know I will get a lot of disagreements about pet vets 'specializing' in dogs being like 'pediatricians' as opposed to general practicioners, but they are wrong. Pet vets just know they can charge more money so they do...either a vet is good or they are incompetent regardless of the animals type of animals they treat.... but it is a fact that pet vets charge more money for the same proceedures. Good luck with your new puppy, it really isn't all that difficult, new parents raise children all the time and the parents and children all live and kids are much more difficult than puppies :)
dogs carrt anti-bodies from the mother milk which can last any where from 12-16 weeks. giving a vaccine during this time has no effect. the mothers anti-bodies neutralize it. over vaccinating can cause problems.
Before you give shots to your dog yourself, you need to be aware of everything involved. You can't just go buy that from any feed store. Those shots have to be kept refrigerated until use in order to be effective and not all stores are good about doing that. I would recommend going to a vet to get your dog his shots. The vet can do a routine check up at the same time and if your dog needs worming, they can do that too. Plus, if you have any questions about anything, your vet should be able to answer them. The vets here won't even count shots not given by a vet...my mother bought a dog that had gotten shots from the breeder and her vet said they were probably not good. Either way, since you don't seem really experienced with it, maybe you'd feel more comfortable with a vet doing it?