Message Number: YG6096 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Lynne Troy
Date: 2001-08-03 20:29:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Almost that time - Yearly Shot Concern

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., ferretgirl6@c... wrote:
> In a message dated 8/3/2001 5:52:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> eander6363@y... writes:
> > Hi Megan,
> >
> > I may be wrong and someone out there can correct me
> > but I thought I read on the list that both shots
> > shouldn't be given at the same time. I can understand
> > why you're so scared. Hope everything works out fine.
> >
> > Ellen
> >
> My vets will not give the shots at the same time. I have to make
two visits
> at least two weeks apart. They want to know which shot it is if
they have a
> reaction, and dont' want to overload their system. ( I can't
exactly remember
> how they put the second part, but that was basically how it was put)
> Amy and the boys

Megan -
My vet does the shots separate also. And thank goodness. After 5
years of shots (the first 3 years the rabies and distemper were mixed
in the same syringe and given at the same time), my ferret had a
reaction to her rabies vaccine today. Her two sisters, ages 3 and 5,
had no reaction. From here on in, they will be pretreated before
getting vaccinated.