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  • I'm not sure what they cost, but we don't recommend vaccinations to our customers these days. Here's why: 1. Most current vaccines offer little or no protection against the latest 2c strain of Parvo, which is why we're finding many people who have fully-vaccinated dogs, including both puppies and adults, that are still being infected by and dying from Parvo. We had a customer only a few weeks ago in the state of Washington who had a 100lb adult male Pit Bull that got very sick indeed, and it was only because he kept in constant contact with us for about three days so that we could make in-flight adjustments to the treatment protocols that he was able to save this dog, as well as two puppies. 2. Vaccinations can actually give your dog Parvo. Strange though this may sound, Parvo vaccines typically contain a modified version of the live virus, and they work, in part, by lowering the dog's natural immune system. This creates conditions that are ripe for the full Parvo virus (as well as other viruses) to enter the dog's body and attack it. 3. Latest research is showing that vaccinations can cause both short- and long-term health problems. Short-term ones include various issues at the site of the injection itself, such as tenderness, swelling, organ failure, and extreme allergenic reactions (which can cause comas and death). However, somewhat more worrying are the long-term side-effects, which include site sarcomas (i.e. cancers that develop specifically at the site of the injections), a weakened immune system (which of course can then lead to all sorts of other complications), and chronic inflammation, which is now known to be a leading cause of cancer. It's far better to be prepared and have home treatment products on hand in case you need them, than to put your pet through all of that stress when the vaccines may not even protect him against the viruses they're meant to. Also, many of the deworming products used by vets contain very toxic chemicals, especially the neuromuscular types, and these can cause a wide variety of side-effects, including seizures and death.
  • Shots cost varies: 7-8 weeks puppy: you should have it fully exam, fecal test for parasites and first vaccinations (Distemper, Parvo, rabies and Kennel Cough) 11-12 weeks puppy: Recheck exam, second vaccination and begin Heartworm, flea and tick prevention 15-16 weeks puppy: recheck exam, third vaccination (final puppy booster) and recheck fecal 6-8 months puppy: Spray or neuter Price Varies depending on the Vet clinics. You can have low cost vaccination by going to places like the humane society or vaccination only clinic but there are advantages and disadvantages. Exam Cost from $78-$90 Bordetella (Kennel Cough) $44 and up Rabies Vaccine $41 and up Heartworm test $46 and up Heartguard $32-$62 Recheck exam is cheaper Fecal $32 and up Frontline $46-$54 Lyme $48 and up Eventhough you can get low cost vaccinations for your dog just by doing the "Vaccination Only" and omit the exams, and it will save you a significant amount of money. However, do you know that an exam at least annually is of crucial importance to your dog and you never know when your veterinarian will pick up an important finding, like certain illnesses occur during the course of the year. You can also vaccinate your pet yourself which can also save you money as well as long as you have the training. I think going to the vet clinic and having the same vet every year will also allow you and your vet to keep track of your pets medical history. For more on "How Can I Have my Pets Vaccinated at Low Cost?" Check out: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=524&EVetID=3002198

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