(Round Rock, TX)
Hello, I am a proud new owner of our Coton de Tulear named Tyler. He is currently 14 weeks old & we are blessed to have him in our lives. When we acquired him from the breeder, she strongly suggested we not give him the leptospirosis vaccine. I guess she has had a few families report back to her that the dogs had seizures after being administered the lepto vaccine.
My vet thinks we should think about giving him the vaccine. I would appreciate any feedback/information anyone may have in whether or not we should get him vaccinated for lepto. Thank you for your help!
Caution about shots for your Coton de Tulear
This is not a Coton de Tulear question but it may help someone...
When I took Triscuit for her 2 year rabies shot and DHP shot I almost lost her because she went into shock and almost died. I called the Vet when I got home to tell her Triscuit went outside and collapsed in the snow. I took her back to the Vet and she gave her an IV.
She came out of it fine, but I never knew that those shots can cause such an allergic reaction. So for anyone who takes your pups or cats to the Vet for shots, make sure you watch them closely because it could be a matter of life and death.
I am sure it isn't very common, but just keep a good eye out for untoward effects of medicines.
Question about the Canine Dental Vaccine
(Floral Park, NY)
My Vet has talked me into getting our Coton de Tulear, Spanky, the Canine Dental Vaccine. I can't seem to find any current info on the web for this. Has anyone else heard about it? Has your vet recommended it? Has anyone had it for their Coton?
Still debating on whether or not to go through with it so any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Does my Coton need vaccines?
My groomer requires that my dogs be vaccinated before they get groomed. I know that the rabies shots are required, but some are not. How do I know which vaccines to give my dogs and which ones they would be okay without having? A friend to told me that there were vaccines that the dogs didn't even need. Is that true, or false? What should I do?
Leigh, Sophie and Daisie
Yearly vaccinations for adult Cotons
(Gold canyon, Arizona)
Recently purchased a 6 yr old male coton from a breeder in Tucson, Az. She said she had just got him neutered, microchipped and had his rabies vaccination. I asked her about Tuffie's yearly vaccinations and she said that she doesn't vacc any of her dogs after their full series of puppy shots. She said most coton breeders choose not to vaccinate because they build up their own natural defenses. She says she gives all of her dogs their rabies shots every 3 years but said that most breeders do not vacc because they can develop illnesses.
She said that once humans receive their vaccinations they are not vaccinated any more because we build up immunities. She gave me the tags that have the rabies virus number on it and placed them in the folder with all of Tuffie's papers. Are most reputable coton breeders against yearly vaccinations? Do they give the vacc themselves or do they have the vet do it?
We have had Tuffie about a month now and he is simply wonderful. Doesn't play with our older Scottish terrier mix who is a female but they just coexist and we love them both
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