So what are your opinions of dog vaccines? (thoughts on other dog meds also) I asked this in a couple of other online groups but they are really mainstream 'do whatever the vet tells you & don't question it' types so I didn't get any info or real opinions.
Good, bad, or neutral opinions welcome! Any research or info to back up your opinion? If you only do some why those specific ones?
Also is there a good site to find info on what the actual diseases / illnesses are & how serious they are?
I know several people that have seen dramatic personality / temperament changes with vaccinating thier dogs. Also people whose dogs have gotten the illness from the vaccines, much like people vaxes can cause. Personally my son's previous companion dog got parvo EVERY time she had the any parvo vaccine or booster. Seriously aggravating!
I did extensive research into human vaccines before making an educated decision for our family. Up until now we have adopted from the shelter so dogs came pre-vaxed & 'fixed'. With the new pup we adopted from a local family and he has had nothing so far. We are researching heart worm medication options & plan on neutering when he is old enough.
The pup is a 'Pomchi'. He is about 12 weeks now and 2.3 pounds. He belongs to my 8 year old son and is being trained as an anxiety therapy companion for him. This means that the dog will be accompanying us on camping trips, car rides daily, and going into stores or locations such as our church that are accepting of therapy animals. We don't normally go to dog parks or take our animals into the pet store. We live in Alaska so certain considerations are not big issues in this area.