vaccines over the Internet

@jep_toyo (1607)
Philippines
February 13, 2007 5:12am CST
Is there anything wrong with getting vaccines over the Internet and then administering them to my dog myself?
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
It would be a risk I should think because how do you know what you have actually received? You have no recourse should you have the wrong medication and you only have the word of the seller that they have actually sent you what you paid for. Personally I wouldn't because we think out dog is too special to take those sorts of risks. I guess you have to ask yourself, how special is this dog to me and my family? Even though buying the vaccine over the internet is cheaper, am I prepared to take the risk of getting the wrong thing? How would I feel if something went wrong after I had given the vaccine to my pet? Of course, depending on the type of vaccine you are talking about, a lot of places do sell them over the counter, or at least they do here in Australia. If it isn't anything special, then you might be able to buy the vaccine directly from the Vet and do it yourself, which might save you a little bit of money. However how much do you know about animals? Also at the same time as the vet is giving your pet dog the injection, he might actually give the dog a check-over to make sure that everything is okay with your pet. That in itself is worth more than you will save. We are quite experienced with livestock, having had a farm for many years, and all sorts of livestock on it, so we feel quite comfortable buying the vaccines and giving them to our pets ourselves. However, we also have over 30 years experience dealing with cattle (beef and dairy), sheep, goats, horses, dogs, cats and pigs. Good luck with whatever you decide, but personally even with our extensive knowledge, we wouldn't take that sort of risk buying over the internet. We value our pet way too much for taking a risk to save just a few dollars. :)
@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
thanks for the advice, you done it again! ^_^
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
21 Feb 07
Thanks very much for giving me best response for this discussion. Take good care of your dog, because it can be your best friend for a very long time. :)
@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
no problem... You deserve it. keep it up!
@mahayla (192)
• United States
24 Feb 07
here in texas we can buy 7 in 1 shots at the feed store cost about 6 bucks..i do my dogs myself..so much cheaper and you don't have to get the shot in a vein or something just under their skin..it's easy..i usually give them the shot in the fat part of the back of the neck or the fat at the base of tail just pinch the fat together and a quick shot they are done..i've done it for years..good luck to you...over the internet i'd look for a well know place to buy like petsmart or petco
@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
3 Mar 07
thats good and like you said a lot cheaper too. I still have one problem though and its a little silly... i am afraid of injection. i just dont like it. maybe my sis can do it since she has medical background.
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
Are you of medical profession to administer medicine to your pet? If you are not I suggest whether you buy it over the internet is not the question but your capabilty of injecting it to your animal. I believe you should bring him to a vet so you won't endanger your dog in any way.
@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
thanks for the advice. I do know someone who have a medical background and can administer it instead of me. ^_^