ok I have a 5 month old chihuahua.She has not gotten any shots.I have not had her long.I seen on the news the other night where a lady sold puppys and took them to the vet and the vet said there healthy.Well they gave them shots and 2 days after someone buying they got parvo and died.The vet said it could have been the shots.IF my dog is 5 months old would it hurt her to go to the vet and get her shots.I do not want anything to happen and I know she was suppost to have them but u know if there going to hurt her like the other dogs I am worried any help thanks
You definitely vaccinate your dogs, there's no question about it. I've never heard of contracting parvo from the shots, but I have heard of a dog being infected WITHOUT it's shots.. you run a much higher risk not vaccinating your dog.
It was on the news.I thought the same thing but when a vet says it is kinda scary.The lady had to give them there money back.I know she needs them but has anyone ever had a problem with the shots thanks
Think of all the hundreds (thousands?) of people who might read your post and not respond, because they haven't had a problem. Suppose one person does post and say they had a problem. Is that going to influence your behavior? Is that the way you want to make decisions regarding your pup's health?
There are always risks. Simply taking an animal to the vet can expose it to pathogens it wouldn't otherwise encounter. But the risks are small compared to what you might avoid.
Ask your vet questions. Learn. Do not act (or fail to act) out of fear.
Dolphinlove, it's never too late to get a vaccination. If the dog has miraculously escaped parvo up till now, thank your lucky stars and make an appt. The successive shots will come approximately 2 months later, and so on.
NO, 5 months is NOT too late to start vaccinating. Feel very lucky she has not yet gotten any diseases due to lack of vaccinations.
The vaccination does not cause the disease.....what likely happened is since there is an incubation period between the time a dog is in contact with the parvo virus to when they begin to show symptoms, most likely the pup that was spoke about on the news had already been exposed to the virus, and the vaccination came too late to stop the illness.
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