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Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 3:18 am
by skrpio
Stephen - you do not say what the vaccination is that is required to get him groomed.
Stay away from any treatment that has PLUS in the name.
If vaccinations are required get your vet to titer and see if the dog is still covered. Usually any vaccinations are good for at least three years.

Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 5:18 am
by MK's mom

Is it a rabie shot required to get your dog groomed? Please tell us which vaccination is required. If it's a vaccine that triggers seizures in your dog, is the grooming that important? I'm like Kurt, I have my own tack box with all the scissors and clippers, and I do it myself. Not because of vaccines, I'm particular and won't let anyone cut my dog's hair!! LOL


I use Interceptor on MK, it was one of two heartworm meds that Dr. Jean Dodds suggested last year to me. The other one is Frontline. For fleas, she said to use Advantix, but no combos or pluses. MK did fine, didn't seize last year at all after a dose and he got his first dose for this year a week ago and he did fine again. Of course, the dogs are all different, but liek my neuro said, it's better to have a dog have a seizure (as long as it wasn't a cluster) than to get heartworm.

Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 9:17 am
by lovemypups
I'm sorry to hear about Ojo. As we all know, all dogs are different and they will probably react differently to the medications as well as flea/heartworm treatments. I'm not sure if you gave the Interceptor and the flea treatment on the same day, same time, but we have used interceptor for 3 years with no problems. Many vets do suggest using Interceptor instead of Heartguard due to Ivermectin sensitivity in the hearding groups as well as other dogs. (Ivermectine is found in Heartguard) We also use Frontline for fleas (not the plus) with no problems. I make sure though I use frontline the First Day of the month and give the Interceptor on the 15TH of the month. We also get all shots once a year, again with no problems. This is where all dogs react differently though. I hope Ojo is doing better and please keep us posted, we care.

Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:32 am
by Stephen
Yes, I gave him the Interceptor and Frontline Plus at the same time last month. The vaccination required at the groomers is for kennel cough. Thanks everyone.

Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:52 am
by Finndog
the bortadella vaccine is not very effective but I am sure they require it. I don't bring Finn to a groomer or a kennel so he never gets one. I do know the injection version is less stressful than the one that is "blown" up the dogs nose. Does the dog need a groomer?

Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 1:31 pm
by skrpio
The kennel cough vaccination is essentially usless and required to pacifiy those with business like groomers. There are so many strains of kennel cough that the vaccines only cover a very small range of these. The chances are that your dog will get kennel cough anyway.
Learn to groom your dog. A friend of mine breeds schnauzers and she does all her own grooming.
I can check with her if you wish on what treatment she uses on her dogs but Dr Dodds does not advise using anything with PLUS in the name and certainly not at the same time as other treatments. Spread out 2 weeks apart.

Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 1:37 pm
by Finndog
you're right about the "plus" but I can't find it locally, the vets really just carry the regular at this point. I will have to look on line.