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    Question NSW Puppy Vaccination Schedule

    My Axel is due for yet another vaccination next week and i can't help but feel like i am being ripped off and really rather confused as it is different to what i was studying last year.

    He has had a C3 the temporary one given at 6/7weeks, then he had a C7 given at 10-12weeks, 2 weeks after the C7 he needed his heartworm vac (fair enough) and now he is due for a C5 which makes him 14-15weeks. I was aware that there are a few vacs for pups and the costs involved. But i was told that the C7 is a C5 but covers 2 extra diseases therefore making it a C7 so now why would he need a C5 after already receiving a C7 a month beforehand??? and also could anyone tell me if there are any more vacs he "needs" before he is 12months?

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    Um... I wouldnt have given a pup a C7 and C5 a month after IMO it is not nesisary. I give my babies a C3 or C5 at 8 weeks and then a C7 at about 12 weeks. I do not understand why your vet would do a C7 first.
    And yes in most cases, and different vets mix them differently, Your C3 is a base, C5 has two added to the C3 and C7 is another two on top of that. IMO they do not need C3 if they get C5 at 8 weeks, just dont give them too heavy a mix.
    I dont know, maybe your vet has a reason for doing it another way?

    EDIT: I just thought I should be a little clearer... The different components you vacinate against are Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitus (theses are usually C3), 2 different kennel cough vacinations, Caronavirus, and Leptospirosis (these last two are usually the +2 in C7). Lepto is usually seen in grazing areas, and Carona is just like 24 hr bug that is why I do not understand why your vet did it the way he has.
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    When I got my puppy from AWL she had already had one vaccination for C5 and needed two more boosters to complete the treatment to get the C5 reliable and to wait two weeks before allowing her to visit any places where diseased animials might visit eg the local park.

    So it's three shots for a puppy, usually 4 weeks apart to get a complete C5 vaccination, and then one shot annually. You can also get a heart worm shot annually - but it starts with two shots, a few weeks apart, then one shot annually and I think it's an expensive way to get heart worm protection.

    I don't know anything about C3 or C7. And there has been some new vaccination products come out with different routines. Or they may have decided with further research that a different routine works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpeary View Post
    My Axel is due for yet another vaccination next week and i can't help but feel like i am being ripped off and really rather confused as it is different to what i was studying last year.

    He has had a C3 the temporary one given at 6/7weeks, then he had a C7 given at 10-12weeks, 2 weeks after the C7 he needed his heartworm vac (fair enough) and now he is due for a C5 which makes him 14-15weeks. I was aware that there are a few vacs for pups and the costs involved. But i was told that the C7 is a C5 but covers 2 extra diseases therefore making it a C7 so now why would he need a C5 after already receiving a C7 a month beforehand??? and also could anyone tell me if there are any more vacs he "needs" before he is 12months?
    Can I ask what BRAND of vaccine used please, because that might play a role too.

    "Protech" is a great vaccine and with that one...you can actually start socialisation your puppy earlier. It has been developed so first one is given at 6 weeks....then second one C7 is given at 10 weeks and 5 days after the second one...it should be safe to take puppy outside. They still say you should give the third at 14 weeks (especially if you need to use a boarding kennel and need proof of 3 vaccines), but some vets say the first 2 are enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaari View Post
    Um... I wouldnt have given a pup a C7 and C5 a month after IMO it is not nesisary. I give my babies a C3 or C5 at 8 weeks and then a C7 at about 12 weeks. I do not understand why your vet would do a C7 first.
    And yes in most cases, and different vets mix them differently, Your C3 is a base, C5 has two added to the C3 and C7 is another two on top of that. IMO they do not need C3 if they get C5 at 8 weeks, just dont give them too heavy a mix.
    I dont know, maybe your vet has a reason for doing it another way?

    EDIT: I just thought I should be a little clearer... The different components you vacinate against are Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitus (theses are usually C3), 2 different kennel cough vacinations, Caronavirus, and Leptospirosis (these last two are usually the +2 in C7). Lepto is usually seen in grazing areas, and Carona is just like 24 hr bug that is why I do not understand why your vet did it the way he has.
    thanx for the feedback(and everyone else too) can i just add that the C7 also covers Adenovirus (well in my case at the Vets i am going to) I am not sure what brand of vac they are administering either. I studied at TAFE last yr in Animal Studies and i too don't understand this "new" vaccine as it was never covered and was under the impression of the "normal process" C3, C5 etc for pups and the heartworm(personally i prefer the injection as i am no good at remembering dates for pills). I do understand that this is going to vary from vet to vet but yeh as i said earlier i feel more like i am getting ripped off for the sake of my pups health (which i want to do all the right things by him as i would my own son). I think the best thing here is to just bring it up with the vet (for them to just tell me how important it is to have them ALL done whilst the $$ display in their eyes) I also have a Vet friend so i might also ask her opinion if she is up to date with it all o_O

    Thanx once again - i knew i joined this forum for a reason

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