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Our newest addition came just last Sunday and I have a question. He was shipped from Texas and seems he is eating fine stools a little lose but overall healthy we have an appointment for vet check today. He did come with reg papers and health certificate from a vet which is needed to fly. But no Canine Health record or anything that shows shots, deworming dates. I contacted the Breeder and he said the pup was given 5 in one shot at 6 and 8 weeks and dewormed at 3 and 7 weeks but not specific dates should I trust this. I am a very skeptical person and want to have the health record correct should I give this info to the vet and let him continue with the deworming and shot schedule or ask the vet to start from scratch Tuffy my other dog is fully vaccineated and so I dont have to worry about him but I dont know what I am having a hard time without that canine record even though that can also be filled out and not correct. Also I want to several local pet stores searching for this canine record cause I like to have my papers in order and cant fine one I only need one and down want to buy 25 and pay 10.00 for shippng it. Any idea on a pet store or where I can just locate one of them. Also what is 5 in shot cover? Am I just being paranoid?

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I'm sure that the vet will do a fecal test today which should eliminate the concerns of worms and any potential parasites. Depending upon the results the vet may or may not recommend additional worm medication. As far as vacinations go - usually when they tell you they got multiples, it's usually the parvo/distemper and often a bordetella (kennel cough) type of thing. They are too little for rabies at the time. I'm not a huge fan of over vacinations so I'd be cautious on potentially duplicating vacinations. For instance I didn't feel that mine needed the giardia or bordetalla vaccinations - I'm not ever going to board them and those illnesses if ever contracted can be treated with antibotics/medications. But that's just my personal opinion - there's a lot of people who are going to swear by vaccinations, me myself tend to be very selective about what is given. Most reputal breeders will be able to tell you exactly what dates vaccinations and/or medications were given - but at the same time your vet should be able to do a great puppy check to ease any worries you might have :) good luck and enjoy your new little one :)

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I would think that the breeder could get you the paper work that showed that your pup had shots. It is very important info for you to give to your vet so that he can treat your pup from now on. I would call the breeder and request that they send you a record from the vet that shows everytime he/she went to the vet and all the vaccines given. I would tell the breeder that your vet requested it. It seems odd to me that the breeder would not have given you this without you even having to ask...

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The breeder probably administered the vaccines him/herself and SHOULD have a record of that. If you don't have a record of this for the vet, he will more than likely give your pup a Parvo just to be on the safe side.

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My breeder's records were a little sketchy and Duncan was almost a year old when I got him. I took him to the vet right away and he got a distemper/parvo/bordetella shot as well as a three year (I think) rabies shot. I wormed him myself with Panacur. Since we have 6 dogs, I worm them every three months or so.

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When I got Currey, I asked the breeder for information regarding the timing of his vaccinations and also asked for the name and number of her vet who had done the vaccinations. I took all that info to my first vet visit and actually requested that they call her vet several towns away to confirm that none of the information had been lost or distorted through the chain. They were glad to do so and I felt comfortable knowing that direct vet-vet communication had occurred.

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The breeder probably administered the vaccines him/herself and SHOULD have a record of that. If you don't have a record of this for the vet, he will more than likely give your pup a Parvo just to be on the safe side.

Our breeder gave Scully all her shots herself and when we picked her up she gave us a calendar that had the dates, dosages, etc. on it.

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Jack's vet didn't trust his puppy shots and did more when I took him in on his first visit. I would leave it up to your vet on what needs to be done and what doesn't.

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