Q: Getting Papers for my dog
I have a 1 1/2 year old daschund. I got her as a gift from my boyfriend and we didn't get any papers for her. I am trying to get in contact with the seller. My question is if I can't get the papers if any from the previous owner can I get new ones. I only had her for a month and I was going to take her to the groomers and thats when they said I needed updated rabies papers and I forgot all about getting papers. What should I or can I do? Please help?!
May 12, 2009
Vaccinations can cause side effects. Before you do anything, try to get to the seller or their vet. If you can't get the seller, try calling around to the vets in the area to find out if they were your dogs vet.
DO NOT VACCINATE UNLESS AND UNTIL you are sure that the vaccs are needed or you absolutely can not get his prior records. You may also be able to get rabies records through your local dog licensing agency.
What ever happens, do not vaccinate you dog until he has had a complete check up nose to tail including temp and you are sure he has no other issues going on at the time.
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May 13, 2009
I agree with Rockadade...take the puppy to your vet first before doing anything. Have them run a vaccine teiter on the dog (its a blood test) to check for immunity BEFORE you re-vaccinate. Rabies vaccines especially can have major side effects if they are doubled up on.
Get a full panel done on the bloodwork, a vaccine teiter, stoll sample, heartworm test the works. THEN revaccinate if necessary.
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