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    So I just got my first pug!!!!! Her name is Zooey. I can't believe how fast I fell in love. I got her from a questionable previous owner however. She said that she has had all of her shots, but could not provide any records and said that she did them herself. She told me the dog is 2.5 years old (I have no idea how to tell). She has not been spayed, and has never been to the vet. I am taking her to the vet tomorrow for a check up. I'm afraid of over vaccinating her in case her last owner was telling the truth, but I have no way to confirm that, and I don't want her to go without her vaccinations either. I'm also hoping that the vet can tell me how old she is. Bottom line is I'm quite nervous about Zooey's first ever vet appointment tomorrow. Is there anything I should ask about in particular? What do you think I should do about her vaccine record? Thanks so much, she really is the sweetest little girl and I want to make sure she has the best care humanly (or pugaly?) possible.

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    You can get a blood titer test done to see if she is protected instead of getting the vaccines outright. Does she even have a rabies tag?? You might have to get that shot. And for the vaccines, if she should need them you can spread them out instead of getting them all at once.

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    Hello & to the village! I thought you had to have a script from a vet to get vaccines to give.Someone with more knowledge will chime in about this I'm sure. Thanks for adopting her and being responsible for her care.
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    Don't put her on vet food!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker's mom View Post
    Hello & to the village! I thought you had to have a script from a vet to get vaccines to give.Someone with more knowledge will chime in about this I'm sure. Thanks for adopting her and being responsible for her care.
    No, you can get them at the feedstore and give them yourself. And from online. Vaccinations: Vaccinate Your Dog at Home

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    Yes, please look into getting her on a health diet. It makes such a difference. Personally I think raw is the way to go.
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    I have her on Natural Balance Ultra- the reduced calorie blend, currently still mixed with some of her old dry food (I think beneful), so as to not shock her system too much. I also have little 3 calorie treats (I think it's called Charlie bear or something like that?)

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    welcome to you and zooey... you have found a community that will help! keep us posted on your journey with your new friend!

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    Call the owner...and ask how old she was when she got her puppy shots. Tell her you understand that many people don't do more than that.....has she? If so, approx. when. The most I'd give her is one every 3 yrs...and I don't even do that.

    She cannot have done the rabies shot as that can only be done at the vet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker's mom View Post
    Hello & to the village! I thought you had to have a script from a vet to get vaccines to give.Someone with more knowledge will chime in about this I'm sure. Thanks for adopting her and being responsible for her care.
    No script...just ordered! Much cheaper if you give them yourself! Many breeders do this! I don't...am afraid of needles and it also gives me another chance to have my pups checked out!
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