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I was advise by the vet that my 4 months old is required to be given laxative before his vaccination. Is laxative needed?
 

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Wow, that's weird.
Might ask your vet why.
Only reason I can think of is they want to do a fecal and this is how they get a sample, which is a very odd way of getting one.
 

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A laxative or an antihistamine? Sometimes vets will recommend something like Benadryl, to help stave off an allergic reaction is a dog they know is sensitive to vaccines.
 
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Why not ask your vet about the whys and wherefores of that? I never heard of it before, and in addition to over 50 years of my own dogs, I've had a lot of rescue fosters come and go, many of which needed vaccination while I had them.

I hope you report back here as to the reason for it.
 

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I am based in Mongolia for work and the vet don't speak English. Got a translator to ask and was told that after doing the laxative, the vaccine will be absorbed better. I have also not heard of such a thing and that is why I am putting it on this forum to find out.
 

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Not only have I never heard of this Ive searched and I cannot find anything from any vet that suggests this should be done..

Just nod and smile when they ask if you gave the laxative and get your pup vaccinated!
 

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Not only have I never heard of this Ive searched and I cannot find anything from any vet that suggests this should be done..

Just nod and smile when they ask if you gave the laxative and get your pup vaccinated!
That exactly what I intend to do :D
 

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I wonder if it was a translation issue and they meant dewormer. I mean, it doesn't help the vaccine, but it is routine to do it around the same time as the puppy's vax appointments.
 

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I wonder if it was a translation issue and they meant dewormer. I mean, it doesn't help the vaccine, but it is routine to do it around the same time as the puppy's vax appointments.
Definitely not dewormer. Translator is a colleague who had spent some years in the US. :)
 

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So obviously google translate isn't an authoritative source, but I put in "laxative" and got "тайвшруулах үйлчилгээтэй," but then when I had it send "тайвшруулах үйлчилгээтэй" back to English it came up as "sedative." So there may be some multiple-meaning words in play here.
 

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So obviously google translate isn't an authoritative source, but I put in "laxative" and got "тайвшруулах үйлчилгээтэй," but then when I had it send "тайвшруулах үйлчилгээтэй" back to English it came up as "sedative." So there may be some multiple-meaning words in play here.
Google translate doesn't always work for the Mongolian language. :D
 

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LOl google translate doesnt work 100% on any language.. My son put in that he could cook Friesian dishes (in dutch) and it translated to English as 'I cook fried food'...
🤣there's no such thing as a car, truck or van here in Mongolia. All vehicles are translated as Machine.
 

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🤣there's no such thing as a car, truck or van here in Mongolia. All vehicles are translated as Machine.
It's basically the same in Russian. There are more specific words for when you need to be specific but машинa (mashina) is the general term for something with a motor/engine. Given Mongolia's relationship to Russia around the time personal vehicles were becoming a thing this makes sense as a loanword, I'd think.

English is an unwieldy historical mash-up; languages with less convoluted family trees tend to have more economical lexicons.
 
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