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#1472804 --- 06/24/15 01:10 PM Veterinarians
Yukon28 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/13
Posts: 50
Loc: Seneca Falls
I was wondering if I could get some veterinarian recommendations. My dog just needs a rabies vaccination and I want to take him somewhere that will just do that and not do any other vaccinations. As my previous vet always gave him other vaccinations without my permission and would hand me a larger bill than anticipated and I didn't like that. I am looking in the Seneca county area, however I am willing to travel a bit if necessary. Please don't give me negative feed back on how I should get all of the extra vaccinations...he doesn't need them...he doesn't travel around a bunch of other dogs...he stays home, has his own fenced in clean yard and stays indoors other than to go potty and play in the yard. Thank you for any advice on a good veterinarian in the area!

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#1472810 --- 06/24/15 03:34 PM Re: Veterinarians [Re: Yukon28]
nascarhero Offline
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Registered: 04/21/11
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Loc: New York
Beverly's animal shelter, waterloo, ny.

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#1472852 --- 06/25/15 12:04 PM Re: Veterinarians [Re: Yukon28]
demisemiquaver Offline
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Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 37
Loc: NY
I'm pretty sure Country Max in Seneca Falls offers clinics like twice a month. I have no idea about dates, but you could always check them out. They have licensed vets that come in and do rabies/distemper/microchipping and it's like half the price. Good luck!

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#1472857 --- 06/25/15 04:03 PM Re: Veterinarians [Re: Yukon28]
catlady1 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/05
Posts: 66
Loc: Seneca Falls
The shelter does NOT give rabies shots. Rabies vaccinations have to be done by a vet. I know there was just a rabies clinic in Seneca County. You may want to check surrounding counties. Tractor Supply also has vaccination clinic so you might want to check there too

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#1472859 --- 06/25/15 04:30 PM Re: Veterinarians [Re: Yukon28]
MissingArty Offline
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Registered: 12/18/11
Posts: 1997
Loc: Waterloo, NY
You should be asking for "Thimerosol" free rabies vaccine. There are some really good tips at this website, including don't vax when your pet is being spayed/neutered. I have two pets going for spay/neut, and of course, they are pushing vaccines. Ask to see the box and paper insert. Stand your ground.

7. Tell your vet you want a Thimerosol-free vaccine. Thimerosol (mercury) in vaccines has been linked to adverse reactions. Merial, for one, makes one- and three-year thimersol-free rabies vaccines: IMRAB® 1 TF and IMRAB® 3 TF. Make sure you see “TF” on the label. (If your vet doesn’t carry the vaccine, you may have to vet shop to find the vaccine you want. You might also ask why the vet why he/she doesn’t carry it.)

http://www.dogs4dogs.com/blog/2010/09/23/rabies-vaccination-12-ways-to-vaccinate-more-safely/

A book by a vet who was appalled at the overcharging and over vaccinating by his colleagues. This is a must have book for every pet owner. (Check ebay for cheaper prices.)

How to Afford Veterinary Care Without Mortgaging the Kids by James L. Busby

http://www.amazon.com/Afford-Veterinary-...gaging+the+kids

Why should I ask for Thimerosol free vaccines?

"Trace Amounts" trailer and there's also a video clip with RFK, Jr.

http://traceamounts.com/

About Dr. Busby…

I am the fourth veterinarian in a family of veterinarians that stretches over a period of 100 years. My practice is going into its 41st year. In a nut shell I have grown so disillusioned with my profession’s hyping of unnecessary and sometimes even risky procedures for dogs and cats for the shameful purpose of simply increasing their clinic’s bottom line that I have written a book. Escalating costs of owning a pet is rapidly making ownership of companion animals a very costly enterprise and placing it out of the reach of more and more even middle class families. My book details in depth all the unnecessary medical procedures that pet owners are pressured into but can easily safely avoid with just a little inside knowledge. It also contains many common sense suggestions and ideas on pet care and ownership from a veterinarian who has personally owned and loved over a dozen dogs and cats in his lifetime.

A few examples of why I’m growing unhappy with my profession’s lust for profit:

https://oldcountryvet.wordpress.com/about/


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#1472973 --- 06/28/15 12:19 AM Re: Veterinarians [Re: Yukon28]
MissingArty Offline
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Registered: 12/18/11
Posts: 1997
Loc: Waterloo, NY
The Purdue Vaccination Studies and Auto-antibodies

By Catherine O'Driscoll

Excerpts

A team at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine conducted several studies (1,2) to determine if vaccines can cause changes in the immune system of dogs that might lead to life-threatening immune-mediated diseases. They obviously conducted this research because concern already existed. It was sponsored by the Haywood Foundation which itself was looking for evidence that such changes in the human immune system might also be vaccine induced. It found the evidence.

Not only are annual boosters unnecessary, but they subject the pet to potential risks such as allergic reactions and immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia.

In plain language, veterinary schools in America, plus the American Veterinary Medical Association, have looked at studies to show how long vaccines last and they have concluded and announced that annual vaccination is unnecessary.

Further, they have acknowledged that vaccines are not without harm. Dr Ron Schultz, head of pathobiology at Wisconsin University and a leading light in this field, has been saying this politely to his veterinary colleagues since the 1980s. I’ve been saying it for the past 12 years. But change is so long in coming and, in the meantime, hundreds of thousands of animals are dying every year – unnecessarily.

The good news is that thousands of animal lovers (but not enough) have heard what we’ve been saying. Canine Health Concern members around the world use real food as Nature’s supreme disease preventative, eschewing processed pet food, and minimise the vaccine risk. Some of us, myself included, have chosen not to vaccinate our pets at all. Our reward is healthy and long-lived dogs.

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/purdue-vaccination-studies/
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#1472985 --- 06/28/15 12:51 PM Re: Veterinarians [Re: Yukon28]
Yukon28 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/13
Posts: 50
Loc: Seneca Falls
Thank you all:-)

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#1473785 --- 07/23/15 03:01 PM Re: Veterinarians [Re: Yukon28]
Dizzyt Offline
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Registered: 03/09/12
Posts: 1226
Loc: NY
To be honest, if you can find a Rabies clinic in the area, that might be the way to go or as someone mentioned on here already Tractor Supply holds vaccination days and I believe will give Rabies as well as other vaccinations, whatever it is that you choose for your pet. Maybe you could call them and find out when they might be having one and also if you check the County Websites in the area they usually list the rabies clinics they host, with the information of where, what time, etc...

I understand about not wanting or needing to get your pet all of the other vaccinations. I used to work for a well known veterinarian in the area. He was a great man and full of wonderful knowledge. He straight up told me that our dogs only needed to be kept up on their Rabies vaccination and that was it since they never were boarded or around other dogs ever. He said he saw no need at all to have to give them a Distemper Vaccination or anything else. Of course he advised if we did ever plan on boarding them to get them the Bordetella (Kennel Cough)vaccine and that one I do agree with if your pet is ever boarded. Kennel cough is very prevalent among dogs and can make them pretty sick, more so in older dogs or immune-suppressed dogs. But, just to always be safe, I do advise that one. Rabies first and foremost and if ever had contact with a wild animal that you know of, they should return to the Vet to have a Rabies booster for that extra protection.

Ontario County Rabies Clinics
http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/DocumentCenter/View/5097

Seneca County Rabies Clinics they already had theirs on June 13, 2015, they only had one clinic by the looks of it, which I'm surprised as most counties have various Rabies clinics in different towns.
http://www.co.seneca.ny.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/RABIES-CLINIC-June-2015.pdf

Yates County Rabies Clinics
http://yatescounty.org/upload/12/5966.pdf

Tractor Supply Pet Vet Clinic
http://www.tractorsupply.com/content_landing-page_pet-vet-clinic

885 Pre-Emption Rd. Geneva, NY 14456
http://www.tractorsupply.com

http://petvet.vippetcare.com/find-a-clinic

Clinic times:
Saturday August 01, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Saturday August 29, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Saturday September 26, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm
Saturday October 24, 2015 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm


Edited by Dizzyt (07/23/15 03:02 PM)
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