DIY Vaccinations

So I've *heard* that farm and veterinary supply stores are open to the public.  Some people go to them and buy rabies, etc. vaccines for their pets and then DIY to save money and not freak their dog out with an awful trip to the vet.


Does anybody do this?  Would you consider it?

Posted on October 21, 2010 at 8:52 am
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I know a lot of people that buy vaccines from these places to have "proof" that they were given (but they don't give them).  I haven't done this yet but I am considering it.  I don't think dogs need vaccines every year or every three years.  (Humans don't get them that often).  So I don't know...

Posted on October 22, 2010 at 5:40 am
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My parents did this when I was little but now they got to a vet because they found one that did it soo cheaply but however it can be done! I wouldnt be able to do shots with my little furbaby because she screams soo loud it breaks my heart because I am the same way lol

Posted on October 23, 2010 at 6:44 am
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I wouldn't do it personally working at a vet I've seen too many animals have reactions to vaccines to trust something not given by a vet. Many times the diy vaccines aren't regulated like the kind your vet gives you so who knows what kind of additives could be in it. Plus no vet will recognize an animal with a diy vaccine and by law if an animal comes in overdue for rabies they have to administer the vaccine so if you give the dog the vaccine the vet won't recognize that vaccine and the dog will be given a "double dose"

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 11:58 am
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Hurley, that's not 100% true. Around these parts (Texas) vets do recognize diy vaccines. I realize that a lot of people lie about actually giving the animal the vaccine, but where I live there is a high farm community. Rather than going to the vet so often for a shot, a lot of farmers (myself included) give diy vaccines. I've been doing it for years and thankfully haven't had any adverse reactions. 

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm
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I've been a vet tech for years and if you're comfortable injecting your animal...go for it! Only problem is some kennels, airlines, groomers, etc won't take your word that they were done even if you have the sticker from the bottle.  Also, I don't know how it works in other states but it is ILLEGAL for anyone but a veterinary office to administer rabies so you'd still have to go into the office for that :)

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 4:08 pm
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heck no! I am WAY too sensitive and needle phobic to do that ourselves. I hate to see my doggie in pain!

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 10:01 am

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