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    Default Yearly Worming Shots

    Well Boss is due for his yearly vacc shot in a couple of weeks. Last time i was at the vets with Boss, my vet said something about a yearly worming shot.

    Im just wondering if anyone does the yearly worming shots, also i want know the pro and cons about it.

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    Boss might not be able to have it cos the rat bait posioning. I just i thought i would ask about it

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    I found the heart worm injections very expensive.

    The first time you get it done, it's two injections at $80 each. I got the first one free as part of puppy school. What I didn't know was I'd need a second and I'd have to pay full price for that. ARGGH.

    If you're really forgetful, it's probably a good idea. But if you can remember a monthly spot on, revolution does heart worm as well as the fleas, and a 6 month pack may come with the intestinal wormer tablets too. Not sure if that covers tape worm too - I will have to check. And the revolution, while also expensive, the combination - works out a bit cheaper.

    If your puppy is still growing and likely to change weight by 5kg inside 6 months and cross a dose range, you might not want to get more than three months worth of dose of anything.

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    I was advised against it by a member here. She told me that 1 in 1000 dogs have adverse side effects and even linked me to the manufacturers warning which stated it should not be given to dogs that have had a vac within a one month period.

    This vac was offered to me by my vet as part of a discount deal with my Puppy's 2nd vac. My vet also informed me my Pup would need a 2nd worm vac at 6 months. Then one yearly.

    I don't think I will get it. I think I would rather treat heartworms with a monthly med that treats everything else at the same time!

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    Thanks Hy,
    He is stilll growning which is scary, on the weekend we have had him for a year!!..

    I might give it a miss this time and just stick with normal worming tablets

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    Peta23

    You might need a separate tablet for heartworm but I'm pretty sure you can get it in a chew.

    So all up you need the vaccination for viruses eg C5 and you will need to get a certificate from the vet so you can do training or boarding or any organised doggy social things.

    You need something that covers heartworm, tape worm, and intestinal worms like hook worm, and these might be more than one tablet, might be monthly or quarterly (3 months) and might be chews (best) or tablets.

    Make a list and make sure you get something for everything and write down how often you have to give what, and then stick reminders in your phone or what ever calendar system you use.

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    I have heard some bad things about the yearly heart worm vaccine too, so I give my dogs Interceptor once a month...it covers them for all gut worms AND heart worm

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    Yeah we use the drontel chewable... best worming tablets i reckon.. i hate puttting my finger down his throat.

    Ill write a list down. im taking Charlie to the vet in 2 weeks to get desexed, ill talk to the vet them.

    So all up you need the vaccination for viruses eg C5 and you will need to get a certificate from the vet so you can do training or boarding or any organised doggy social things
    the breeder that we got Boss from gave us a vaccination card when we picked up Boss, is that the same as certificate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    Yeah we use the drontel chewable... best worming tablets i reckon.. i hate puttting my finger down his throat.

    Ill write a list down. im taking Charlie to the vet in 2 weeks to get desexed, ill talk to the vet them.



    the breeder that we got Boss from gave us a vaccination card when we picked up Boss, is that the same as certificate?
    The vet will give you vacc. cert.

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    I do the yearly heartworm, all dogs have always had it since it was available. I do not trust myself to totally remember, even if on the calendar, every month. None of ours have ever reacted yet. Bandit and Jodi have had theirs too. Pretty will be tested then given it if she already has not contracted it. Being in an irrigation area, yes, water still there even in drought but not in great quantities the mozzie situation is horrendous and it gives me peace of mind. They tried to do a blood study here of ross river fever and associated arbo viruses in humans in this area but could not find enough tested people who did NOT have it or been exposed to it with blood tests.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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