From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-03-11 16:01:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: another vaccine question
> I have given my dogs and cats their vaccines, and have saved $80 on the
> dogs combined by doing it, I still pay for the vet visit, stool check,
> rabies vaccine, and bodetella, lymes vaccines- blood test for heartworm
> every few years,etc. I want the vet exam, I would never take a chance
> not going for the annual. It is the price of the combo vaccines.
> The problem is that if I want to board, they won't accept the paperwork
> from the vaccine, and my vet won't let me give it in front of them, or
> verify that it was given.
I don't have a solution, but I do have a reason. In MA, the state
will not legally recognize a vaccine given by a non-veterinarian.
This is to prevent at home vaccination done incorrectly and to
prevent the spread of disease.
This may be the reason in your area for this situation.
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licensed veterinarian. If you are concerned about your pet's health, you
should seek the advice of your regular veterinarian as soon as possible.