Do any of you breeders give your puppies' shots yourself? Does anybody have an opinion that you shouldn't do that? I would love to know what to do to bring down cost of taking them all to the vet to get their shots. I have a client (i'm a hairstylist) who's dad is a vet and he says the kind you can buy are the same thing. I just wasn't sure!
I do all my own shots, except rabies. For dogs it has to be done by a vet. I did give my horse all its shots including rabies. It is very easy, and you can purchase them at alot of different stores as well as some mags. The biggest issue that I know if is they have to be cold. So I use a lunch thing to transport them from store to home. I still highly recommend a yearly exam by your vet, but the shots are the easy part.
At home shots are the same if you order from the dog suply magazines. You can acquire them at a local feed store as well, but are not usually the brand your vet would use, but are just as good IMO.
The only stipulation I have is I REQUIRE for myself that the puppies first shots be done by a vet! That way they can get their physical exams etc at the same time. After the initial shot at the vet, I have done them at home after that, as i do my adults as well.
LOL... of course I do my own shots! I order mine from revivalanimalhealth.com they transport in a cooled container with ice packs. My clients are required to take their puppy to a vet within 3 days, so he can decide whether or not to repeat the first shot. The vial has a peel off label so you can attach it to the shot record folder. I also do my own worming with strongid, very effective and safe even if you accidentally give a bit too much. Giving the shots are easy, just lift the loose skin on the neck so it makes a little tent, and inject the shot into the hollow space in the skin.