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  1. Our late dog missed some vaccinations. I'm worried it will cause a problem adopting.

    General Dog Forum
    Long story short: Our dead dog missed some vaccines at 4 years old while we were dealing with his severe epilepsy, and now I'm concerned it will cause difficulties for us looking to adopt again after one shelter specifically asked for his [incomplete] vaccine records. Will this be a giant...
  2. Rabies Vaccine Timing

    Dog Health Questions
    Hello! I am going to Hawaii soon and would very much like to bring my silken windhound puppy with me. Hawaii has insanely strict import rules and less than satisfactory quarantine facilities. Due to the age of my puppy and the time it would take to get through the waiting periods required...
  3. Is it ok to walk 9weeks old puppy around??

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    So my puppy is now 9weeks old and I've been walking her around since she first came home at 8weeks already. The breeder recommended a short walk around the building I live in. She'll take her first vaccination on her 12th week and then 16th. I just read that puppy shouldn't be walked out where...
  4. Puppy Vaccination and Antibiotics

    Dog Health Questions
    I just read the "Vaccines" sticky thread and thought it was very interesting and had more information than I have seen elsewhere in my google searches but I can't find an answer to a question I have about vaccinations and antibiotics. I now understand that puppies are not supposed to receive a...
  5. Missy loved new groomer BUT Bordetella is required...told it's Illinois State Law??

    Dog Grooming Forum
    I first posted "My dog HATES to be groomed and I'm at my whits end....HELP!!" because her previous groomer said she had to muzzle her and Missy was shaking and terrified when we left. So, if you read those, you know the problems I was having with her. But, I found a new groomer very close to...
  6. Puppy vaccination confusion

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Why are there so many different ways to vaccinate a puppy? I am from the UK, my puppy only had to have a first vaccine, then wait two weeks, then a second and wait one week, then he can go a walk. I've heard people mention 3 or four vaccines in the US and wait two weeks between each! I'm sure in...
  7. Orphaned puppies and vaccinations

    Dog Health Questions
    I am raising 2 orphaned puppies that have been bottle fed since they were around a day old. I have not raised puppies before. I know colostrum is very important to puppies, and they did get to nurse some off of their mother. I don't know for sure, but probably less than 18 hours (they were...
  8. our puppy's leg has been shaking for 10 days

    Dog Health Questions
    Kasia's hind leg started to shake 10 days ago, just after her last set of vaccinations and it hasn't stopped since. Two different vets have observed her, but they haven't seen this kind of thing before and we are still in the dark about what it is and what to do about it. Her history: We took...
  9. Socializing an un-vaccinated puppy

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I am getting a long-haired dachshund puppy in a week, and it will be just over 8 weeks old when he arrives. I've read a fair bit about puppy training and socializing, especially from http://www.dogstardaily.com/training/raising-puppy. The methods all sound great, but the only problem is how can...
  10. Help with my new puppy!

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I have a 3 month old beagle puppy that I have had for about a week. I bought her from a family that had gotten her from a breeder about a month ago, but they decided that a puppy was too much work. So, I brought her home and she is the most loving dog I have ever seen. She is super cuddly and...
  11. vaccination shots

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    our puppy needs its shots. i asked petco who answered that a third party comes in sundays. theres a 6in1 package spanning 3 visits at $52 each visit. is every shot neccesary? are there other places? what are my options? i like to get those shots so i can take my puppy out for walks.
  12. Loosing Chloe to distemper

    Dog Health Questions
    I purchased Chloe, a five month old 4 pound Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy advertised on puppyfind.com website from "enchanted babies by lisa" an online breeder in Indiana (enchantedbabies.com). The puppy was shipped to me with a cough. When cleaning out the carrier I found a syringe of...