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Vet wants to start vaccination course again :(

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NickiFury Fri 21-Oct-16 20:53:42

Says he hasn't got the correct brand. I'm SO stressed out. Had my boy for two weeks now and he's due on Monday then able to go out a few weeks after that. If we start the course again we are looking at another 5/6 weeks! On top of the two we already have endured. He's very active and he needs to get out and about, not to mention all the socialising he is missing out on. I carry him out every day but it's not the same. Is this usual? Any ideas on what I can do please?

Catzpyjamas Fri 21-Oct-16 20:57:07

What vaccine /brand did he have for the first one and how old was he?

Wolfiefan Fri 21-Oct-16 20:57:34

Can you go somewhere else? Is it a supply issue for this brand?

NickiFury Fri 21-Oct-16 21:13:50

Canixin and he had it at 10 weeks. Vet said he'd never hear of that brand, which I find hard to believe.

Catzpyjamas Fri 21-Oct-16 21:32:11

If you need to restart the course, it would normally be 2 doses done a minimum of two weeks apart, with immunity a week after the second vaccine so a total of 3 weeks from the first jab before he can socialise.
I've not heard of Canixin either but Google tells me that the brand is Virbac who are a big veterinary medicine producer.
Could the pup go to the vet who did his first vaccine for the second part?

NickiFury Fri 21-Oct-16 21:33:06

Also known as Canigen after a Google.

NickiFury Fri 21-Oct-16 21:33:40

It's a 500 mile round trip sad

Catzpyjamas Fri 21-Oct-16 21:35:43

Phone Virbac (or other local vets) to find out a local practice that stocks it?

NickiFury Fri 21-Oct-16 21:36:58

Oh that's a good idea. Will do that first thing tomorrow. Thanks so much.

Catzpyjamas Fri 21-Oct-16 21:39:59

There is also a possibility that the Nobivac vaccine may be compatible but you NEED to check with Virbac or MSD who make Nobivac.

TrionicLettuce Fri 21-Oct-16 21:40:54

Have you tried ringing round other vets in your area to see if they stock the brand you need?

This exact situation is why breeders generally don't give pups the first part of their vaccinations unless they're keeping them long enough to complete it themselves. I'm surprised your vet didn't bring it up sooner, did they not ask about what vaccinations he'd had when you took him for his first check up?

Socialisation wise you can (and should) be taking him out in your arms and to places it's safe for him to go before his vaccinations are complete.

NickiFury Fri 21-Oct-16 21:44:54

Yes, that's when he said he might have to restart the vaccinations.

Socialisation wise you can (and should) be taking him out in your arms and to places it's safe for him to go before his vaccinations are complete.

I have been three or four times a day.

NickiFury Fri 21-Oct-16 21:45:34

Also have booked into a puppy socialisation group but that doesn't start till 2nd November.

Catzpyjamas Fri 21-Oct-16 21:46:15

Canigen and Canixen are listed as different vaccines on Virbac website - I'd definitely speak to the manufacturer.

NickiFury Fri 21-Oct-16 21:50:15

Yes, just been looking at that too, thanks so much. Oh this really sucks. At least will only be three weeks though but then there's over vaccinating....I must say I don't think my vet has been particularly on the ball with this. I might change to another one to be honest.

Catzpyjamas Fri 21-Oct-16 21:55:13

If the vet only saw the puppy's vaccine card at the check up appointment, he won't have had time to check compatibility beforehand. He's probably right to be cautious and warn you of the possibility of restarting the course. Hopefully he'll check it out before Monday. Good luck.

NickiFury Fri 21-Oct-16 21:56:52

Thanks smile

Floralnomad Fri 21-Oct-16 22:01:00

Its not your vets fault ,most practices only do a particular vaccine , we had this issue when we got our pup ,but our vet rang round and found another local vet that did the vaccine we needed so we took pup there to finish the course and then reverted back to the usual vet . Just have a phone round you will probably find someone who has it .

tabulahrasa Sat 22-Oct-16 09:03:47

It's not the vet's fault.

A lot of breeders don't do the first vaccinations for precisely this reason.

Pippin8 Sat 22-Oct-16 09:07:50

I had this issue & luckily found another vet close by that did the original vaccine. It is stressful though when you're eager to get them out & socialised.

NickiFury Mon 24-Oct-16 16:14:29

Went to vet this morning, he had a vaccination in that was compatible, thankfully so my boy is vaccinated and can go out in one week. I can't tell you how much better it feels to know there's only a week to go. He is a dog that needs to be getting out and about and it's been hard these past few weeks. Thanks for all your advice smile

Catzpyjamas Mon 24-Oct-16 19:30:56

Glad your vet got it sorted. Walkies this time next week. 🐕

Dementedswan Mon 24-Oct-16 19:39:17

I've had the same issue. Hes now 11 weeks and getting far too bouncy and he's big and heavy to carry around. So dc and I are confined to the house until after half term. Hes able to go for short Street walks for two weeks after that then another vaccine. Once he completed all three vaccines he's allowed in woods etc where wildlife are present. He'll be 16 weeks then.

I've been stuck in for two weeks already

VickiJames Thu 29-Dec-16 12:08:10

Hi NickiFury,
Can you tell me what the compatible vaccine was? I have the exact same problem!


Shriek Thu 29-Dec-16 14:24:23

Ring round all vets in and out of area rather than over-vaccinate. Dpup willalso still have conferred immunity from dam .
Better to travel to new temp vet.

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