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    DefaultQuestion re: vaccinations & neutering

    I took Tucker to the vet Saturday for his yearly and while I was there I asked when Frankie was due for his 1 year vaccinations. He's due in August. Frankie just turned 15 months old so I'm planning on having him neutered anytime now. I thought about doing his vaccinations and neutering at the same time in August, just to save an extra trip and an extra $65 office visit charge. The vet tech said that they can be done at the same time. She also said that if I do it separate then he needs his vaccinations first and then we have to wait 2 weeks for the neutering. I don't understand that. On one hand they can be done together but if we decide not then we have to wait 2 weeks? :-X

    Are there any risks in having them done together? I'm already worried sick about having him put under for the nuetering



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    DefaultRe: Question re: vaccinations & neutering

    Maggie and the cat were both spayed and got their shots at the same time. We also saved $50 doing it that way!
    I never heard that there were any risks. ???

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    I wouldn't do it together. Vaccines are hard enough on the body and if the dog is under any stress or in any way unhealthy it is unwise to give vaccinations at the same time.

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    DefaultRe: Question re: vaccinations & neutering

    I'm with threelabs on this one.

    Both are a shock/stress on the dog's immune system, and doing both together (surgery&vaccination) add up to quite a load for the immune system to handle.

    Yeah, it is done every day, and the vets are seeing more and more autoimmune conditions maskerading as allergies/whatever every day too. :-X
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    DefaultRe: Question re: vaccinations & neutering

    My vet does not charge an office call if a dog is coming in just for vaccines. You are charged the price of the vaccine and that's it. IMO, that office call is a rip off.

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    DefaultRe: Question re: vaccinations & neutering

    I agree - ripoff!! $65 just to walk through the door : Tucker went for his yearly....rabies shot, distemper-parvo vaccine titer, and blood drawn and tested for heartworm, lyme and that other tick disease. $177.75.





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    DefaultRe: Question re: vaccinations & neutering

    I too would do the vac's and neuter seperately. Vaccines tax the immune system and you would not want to compromise any infection fighting ability after the neuter

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