posted on May, 24 2015 @ 09:56 AM
We hear a lot about vaccines here on ATS. What are everyone's thoughts on vaccines for dogs?
I ask, because I find it ridiculous, that I am forced to inject virus into my dog.
To go a bit further, my dogs first vaccine nearly killed him. I was very lucky that I hung around to talk with the receptionist, as if I were a few
miles up the road I would have lost him. He went into total anaphylaxis about a half hour after his shots.
It was really scary. I love my dog, and he is an inside dog. He doesn't care for other dogs and he'll never catch the slowest bunny or squirrel.
So I was very against getting any more vaccines for him.
So, he gets a little conjunctivitis, someone was over who neglected to tell us of his contagion, and he picked it up. It happened so fast, he was
showing symptoms within an hour of contact, and in the morning, I could tell he was in some distress. Antibiotics and corticosteroids being
prescription items, I knew I had to go to the vet. And he would get shots.
So he gets his eyedrops, and I am adamant that he gets no shots not required by law. Rabies alone. Plus we give him an IM steroid 45 mins before
hand to hopefully offset any serious reactions. Then we monitor him for 45 mins after. He seems groggy, but ok, until I get him home. Then he has
another serious reaction. Not anaphylaxis, thank God, but he was turning red and swelling. I was frantically calling my vet, who told me I had to
get him to emergency right away.
I don't live anywhere near my vet. It was a harrowing experience to find someone on Saturday of Memorial day weekend to save my dog. I did, and he
got IV steroids and IM benedryl, and over the next 6 hours or so he came back around.
I literally did not want to leave the first vets office. I know my dog, I know he was panting and in distress. He's only little, but he's tough.
But, I was told he was normal, and it was the lepto shot the first time and rabies shot is safe.
I get why the vet did it, I knew it was gonna happen by taking him there, but WHY?
Why every time I go to the Vet they are required to attempt to kill my dog?
Why can't I get him treatment or even just eyedrops without having to go through this.
Both my regular vet, who is great btw, and the emergency vet said they will never give my dog a shot again. They will treat him as he is, which I am
Does any one else have a dog that can't be vaccinated? Is anyone else pushed away from being able to treat their animal because of laws like
I'd been terrified to take my dog to the vet since the first incident. I was told my fears were unfounded. I actually had to cancel a social media
account for stating publicly that I didn't want my dog vaccinated.
If I could have gotten OTC eyedrops for him, it would have all been avoided.