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    I would let the dog guide me really worming wise I do find I have a couple of dogs(both male) that I do worm more often as they just seem to need it but most don't.
    Just make sure to rotate your wormers & check that the active ingredant is different not just a different brand as dogs get wormer amunitities just like livestock. The saltbush is also a natural worm surpresser we have found livestock(are now doing pet studies) that have regular access to saltbush plants & even as chaff mixed in their feeders with the regular feed have far reduced worm counts. The livestock given saltbush & paddock rotataion(to keep paddocks clean) have high numbers with clean worm counts!!
    You know your dog best so I say get all the info you can & then go with the vet you feel best about & the feed the food( + additives)that you find works best for you & your dog. At the end of the day we are all individuals & so are the dogs so what is good for 1 may not be for another really & you are the best qualified after reserch to decide whats best for your dog.
    I have to say your pup is lucky to get such a devoted owner good luck to building a lifelong partnership.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    thanks so much, yeah i just want him to have the healthiest life i can give him you should see me when it comes to my son's health LOL!
    thanks heaps x

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    Check your vacc card. If there is a c3 sticker they may have put a tick, initial or signature for the remaining part your c5 vacc. Alot of C5 Vacc are given like this.
    In dogs, the primary diseases that are routinely vaccinated against are:
    Parvovirus: causes potentially fatal diarrhoea, especially in pups and dogs under 2 years.
    Distemper: causes coughing, diarrhoea and sometimes twitching, seizures, loss of balance, blindness
    Hepatitis: causes vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and possibly even liver failure.

    The vaccination against these three diseases is called a C3.

    Further protection against the components of Canine Cough is also available:
    Parainfluenza: the viral component of Canine Cough (C3 and parainfluenza is a C4)
    Bordatella bronchiseptica: bacterial component of the cough (C4 and B. bronchiseptica is C5)

    A C5 vaccination is the minimum requirement for most boarding kennels and is recommended for dogs mixing frequently with large numbers of dogs (eg Obedience training).

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    I feed RAW too........And it is not recommended nowadays to add calcium. They actually found in Giant pups it caused a problem in later life. Especially if you also feed RAW bones, which our pups had from 4 weeks. And most minces have bones in them anyway. Plus you have the sardines. I also feed grains, lupins/rice and oats, as they would find in gut in the wild.
    I do however add Vit C for bone growth/development. Kelp, Vit E, Glucosamine and chondroitin.
    Ours also get lots of fruit and veg and RAW fish.
    As to the vaccines we have ours at eight weeks and twelve.
    And as to the chocolates hmmmmmm, does not really sound all that funny. The dog was lucky it is OK. Would depend on the size of the dog. I know newfs can manage quite a bit, because of their size.
    I would move to another vet if I was not happy. That is just me......
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    Last edited by newfsie; 02-18-2011 at 03:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkest View Post
    what does this vet think your pup would be eating in the wild? Foie gras on silver service? I wouldn't mind betting she also plugged the brand that the clinic "just happens" to stock. Her approach strikes me as at best very foolish, and at worst, bordering on professional misconduct.

    Trust your gut, and not only choose a different vet, but at a different clinic. Had this been me, i would have left as soon as she started in on the angry routine. You should also have them clarify exactly what shot your pup received, in writing - that they would record c3 and charge c5 is also a huge flag - simply more unprofessional behaviour.
    yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabstar View Post
    Check your vacc card. If there is a c3 sticker they may have put a tick, initial or signature for the remaining part your c5 vacc. Alot of C5 Vacc are given like this.
    In dogs, the primary diseases that are routinely vaccinated against are:
    Parvovirus: causes potentially fatal diarrhoea, especially in pups and dogs under 2 years.
    Distemper: causes coughing, diarrhoea and sometimes twitching, seizures, loss of balance, blindness
    Hepatitis: causes vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and possibly even liver failure.

    The vaccination against these three diseases is called a C3.

    Further protection against the components of Canine Cough is also available:
    Parainfluenza: the viral component of Canine Cough (C3 and parainfluenza is a C4)
    Bordatella bronchiseptica: bacterial component of the cough (C4 and B. bronchiseptica is C5)

    A C5 vaccination is the minimum requirement for most boarding kennels and is recommended for dogs mixing frequently with large numbers of dogs (eg Obedience training).
    Good thought, card might not have been read right???

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    i dont think so, it has the date, then the sticker, then the vet stamp thats it

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    When I first started breeding I always gave my dogs the additives you mention; and I kept it up for many years. However, I now give a combination of raw meat and dog kibble and I have very healthy looking dogs too.

    But if you are not comfortable with a vet - find another one. One vet I had cried so much when I had to put my aging Akita down - I was comforting her. She just loved the animals so much.

    My current vet was not available one time when I had a problem with my Cav girl and when he saw us in the waiting room, he postponed his on site visit to see her first...after all, she was one of his favourites!

    When vets love your dogs as you do and they have the skill to keep them healthy - then you stay with them!
    Barb

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