If you don't know what you are buying, you shouldn't buy it.
Try and figure out what is really needed. My dog gets rabbis/parvovirus and distemper shots, that is it. Of course they will sell you anything that
won't harm your dog but makes them money, they are a business, not a charity.
It won't take a lot of research for your breed. Rott's have special requirements for example, they can react to some and are extremely allergic to
parvo, so missing this booster is being a stupid owner.
A dog chews on a rat with rabies and it is the most painful and excruciating experience you will see, that is unless it spreads to you.
From pet education.com...
The first is the prodromal phase and usually lasts for 2-3 days in dogs. Apprehension, nervousness, anxiety, solitude, and a fever may be noted.
Friendly animals may become shy or irritable and may snap, whereas, aggressive animals may become affectionate and docile. Most animals will
constantly lick the site of the bite. In cats, the prodromal phase lasts for only 1-2 days and they usually develop more fever spikes and erratic
behavior than dogs.
From the prodromal phase, animals may enter the furious stage; cats are particularly prone to developing this phase. The furious stage of the disease
in dogs usually lasts for 1 to 7 days. Animals become restless and irritable and are hyperresponsive to auditory and visual stimuli. As they become
more restless, they begin to roam and become more irritable and vicious. When caged, dogs may bite and attack their enclosures. Animals progress to
become disoriented and then have seizures and eventually die.
Paralytic (dumb) phase
Animals may develop the paralytic phase either after the prodromal or furious stage. The paralytic phase usually develops within 2 to 4 days after the
first signs are noted. Nerves affecting the head and throat are the first to be involved and animals may begin to salivate as a result of their
inability to swallow. Deep labored breathing and a dropped jaw may result as the diaphragm and facial muscles become increasingly paralyzed. Animals
may make a choking sound and many owners think that there is something lodged in the dog’s throat. The animal will get weaker and eventually go into
respiratory failure and die."
If it spreads to owner, there is no cure, you die.
Don't skimp on the pet shots, they are counting on you for their protection.
Having said that, screw the overcharging vets.
S, check out Taste of the Wild brand foods. Grain-free high protein w roasted Venison and Bison
edit on 11 by Mandroid7 because: added