Your puppy goes home with his/her first two sets of puppy vaccines and 3 additional vaccines just for PARVO. She/he will need a series of 2 more vaccines given in 3 to 4 week intervals. This all depends on your vets recommendations. His/hers next vaccines due date has been written on your instruction sheet that was provided to you when your puppy went home. It is very important that you stick to the vaccine schedule to protect your puppy from the deadly viruses that are out there.
****Important****(Please do not allow your vet to give this deadly Vaccine)****
Small dogs are not recommended to get the Leptospirosis also known as Lepto Vaccine since this can
cause serious life threatening allergic reactions in small dogs.
Leptos has been known to cause all these issues:
Anaphylaxis, anorexia, fever, dehydration, autoimmune disease, digestive issues, limping, loud
vocalization following vaccination, acute organ failure, renal failure, liver failure, pancreatitis, death,
dermatitis, puritis, cancer, degeneration of soft tissue: all of these have been reported following
administration of the Leptospirosis vaccine. This is a bad vaccine for small dogs…do not use it.
http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/leptospirosis-vaccine/ < this is a link to read about the vaccine
and its harmful effects. Please do not give this deadly vaccine!!!
If your vet tells you that your dachshund absolutely needs this vaccine due to certain areas you will be taking your pup/dog than just ask him about administering Benedryl before the vaccine, only get this vaccine by itself during your visit and hang out in the waiting area of your vet for one hour after the vaccine is given.
Before taking your puppy to the vet for his/her vaccines…you have a few choices…
1. Administer Children’s Liquid Benadryl 30-60 minutes prior to getting your puppy vaccinated
to hopefully keep them from having an allergic reaction.
2. Take your puppy to the vets and allow the vaccine and sit there for an hour to be sure the puppy
is not reacting adversely to the vaccine.
3. Drop off your puppy at the vets that morning and allow the vet to vaccinate your puppy and pick
up your puppy that afternoon to allow the vet time to watch for reactions.
If you do end up having a reaction later that evening from a vaccine (Swelling of the eyes, Hives, itching,
being lethargic) You will need to administer children’s liquid Benadryl and then give them a cool NOT COLD bath (no shampoo). Repeat Benedryl one hour after the first dose. Allergic reactions can be life threatening and are nothing to play around with. CALL ME immediately if you see this and we will get through it together. If at anytime you feel like you need to go to the vet for this, GO!!!!!
If you have any questions as to what to do for your puppy during a reaction…remember we are just a
phone call away. You can call me at any time you need me if there is an emergency. I will do anything
in my power to help calm you and assist you in the next steps that you need to do for your puppy or
dog. Just because your puppy has been bought and is away from us does not mean we are not here for
you anytime you need us.
We raise our dogs and puppies on Life's Abundance Dog Food. We have found this food to be highly
digestible. I did a great deal of research and i find this to be the best i have ever used. My dogs rarely get an upset stomach. Their stools are solid. The have wonderful soft and shiny coats. Your puppy when he/she comes home
will be eating approximately 1/4 of a cup of dry PUPPY food from Life's Abundance 3 times per day. An adult dachshund should not be eating more then 3/4 Cup of dog food one time per day, or divide said amount into two feedings. This is your choice as to how many times per day you feed your dog when your dog is full grown. You puppy should be eating 2-3 times per day at least until he/she reaches 5 to 6 months of age. After your puppy is spayed or neutered at 6 months of age he/she will just continue to eat Life's Abundance ALL STAGES Dog food. A dachshund is pretty much full grown when he/she loses his/her last puppy tooth. (7-9 MONTHS) I would recommend staying with Life's Abundance All Stages Dog Food and never switching brands.
Good luck and God bless you and your pet and remember we are here for you if you need us.
PLEASE understand that these are all recommendations based on my experience as a breeder for dachshunds ONLY. I am not trying to tell you not to go to your vet. ALWAYS, refer to your vet for his/her professional experience and knowledge.