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    Well my riding buddy Roxy had 11 beautiful Boxer pups 7 weeks ago and it almost time to get them their first shots. I heard you can buy the shots and give them yourself and save a ton. But I'm not having any luck finding a place that sells them. Any one know where you can buy them?

    http://good-times.webshots.com/album/562240722zhTrPA

    Thanks
    Ryan

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    Congrats, I have two adult Boxers myself.

    Here is a 6way via the net...

    http://www.calvetsupply.com/index.as...PROD&ProdID=98

    I'd bet there are plenty of net sellers, not sure about local. Maybe call the vet for advice, although that's kinda like calling your car mechanic and asking him how to fix your car at home. Still, I'd bet the average vet assistant/receptionist will be more than willing to help.

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    Those are some cute pups!

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    Cute pups, Ryan. Parvo season is right around the corner so you definitely want to get those babies vaccinated ASAP. I would recommend against store bought and especially mail ordered vaccines. Most vaccines contain live viruses that have been inactivated so they dont cause disease but they do stimulate immunity. These critters will die in the mail or sitting on your dashboard. Secondly you have to know how to properly administer it, and thirdly you will not be prepared if an adverse reaction occurs. Pop for the vet. Call around, many vets offer a special litter price. There is nothing cuter than a boxer baby!

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    Hopefully I can get a few sold for Valentines Day so they can go to their new Vets to do all there shots.

    So if any of your guys need to get their Valentine a gift that will actually been cool for you to, IM me

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    heres my dogs, they went to a few races...

    Mattie on the left and Max on the right, the pic is a little old

    we had a boxer, she died last October at only 5 years old, she was a great dog

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    Great looking pups. We have a 2 year old Boxer and love the breed.

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    FWIW I think that link I posted sells live vaccine shipped overnight air only, and must be kept cool. All that might offset the savings you get by omitting the local vet. Plus it would be good to be sure the pups get started off right. Diseases like Parvo are really heartbreaking. not that giving a dog a shot it rocket science by any means, it's just that if in doubt....do the right thing.

    Good luck.

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    You can get 5 or 6 in 1 vaccines from many feed supply stores for about $7-10. Before you buy, find out how they handle their vaccines, though, because soem just let them sit on the loading dock for a while. My old vet also told me that they can be gotten for a slightly higher price at some pharmacies, who take better care of their merchandise. And giving the shots yourself is really easy. Just pull up the big loose chunk of skin behind the neck, poke the needle in, and push the plunger. No technique required, and the dog probably won't even feel it. If you have to draw the vaccine into the syringe, pull the plunger back to the amount you want (ex. 5 cc's or whatever), then push that air into the vaccine bottle before drawing the liquid. That way you won't be fighting suction. Tap the syringe to loosen any air bubbles and push them out the needle.

    I've been giving my own parvo vaccines to my dogs for several years with no problems. Unfortunately, you still have to go to the vet for the rabies. That vaccine is not available to the public, and you need to get the rabies tag when they're old enough.

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    We had a Parvo scare at Christmas time and had our dogs to the Vet for checkups and shots updates. FWIW she told us the Parvo cases she sees are almost always self or feed store administered. Maybe because of the refrigerated requirements?

    This is a good online pet supplier www.drsfostersmith.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by supermoto
    Cute pups, Ryan. Parvo season is right around the corner so you definitely want to get those babies vaccinated ASAP. I would recommend against store bought and especially mail ordered vaccines. Most vaccines contain live viruses that have been inactivated so they dont cause disease but they do stimulate immunity. These critters will die in the mail or sitting on your dashboard. Secondly you have to know how to properly administer it, and thirdly you will not be prepared if an adverse reaction occurs. Pop for the vet. Call around, many vets offer a special litter price. There is nothing cuter than a boxer baby!
    This is good advice. You allowed your pet to bring these 11 little treasures into the world, so it seems to me you'd want to give them the best of care. Plus, if I were shopping for a dog I'd be leary of someone who did not have vet bills/receipts to prove to me that the pups had the proper care. They are super cute...

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    FYI - I found a Animal Clinic in Goodyear that sells the shots for $7.50 a pop and was super easy.

    And the Arizona Humane Sociaty has a walk in Clinic on Fridays for $16 if don't like needles.

    A couple of the Vets I called were charging $75 each...
    Last edited by CrazyEye; 02-20-2008 at 12:10 PM.

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