distemper vaccine for Dar

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Postby ArtGypsy » March 13th, 2009, 8:25 pm

OKay.
this is going to sound really stupid, but here goes;:::


I asked the vet if I could administer Dar's 4 month shots myself, since there has been such ....uh...
chaos' around here.......between the snow storms and the latest issues with Amanda, I just haven't gotten him to the vet.

I went yesterday, bought the distemper and bordetella.......when I went to stick in the needle to the distemper, there's nothing but a little dry 'cake' of vaccine. Was I supposed to rehydrate it or something??

I have given shots to stray cats for years, and didnt' think anything about asking the vet to let me get Dar back on schedule by administering his last round.

Gawd, I feel stupid. Is it old, or should I have been told to add purified water, or something??

thanks, guys......


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Postby BullyLady » March 13th, 2009, 8:40 pm

There should have been a second vial with 1 cc (mL) of sterile saline in it. You could use plain water, but it carries a risk of infection since there can be nasties in the water and you are bypassing all defense systems and just placing into the body, albeit just subcutaneously. I would go back and ask for either the 2nd vial or just a syringe with 1cc of sterile saline in it. Or bacteriostatic if they don't have/won't give you saline.
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Postby ArtGypsy » March 13th, 2009, 8:58 pm

Thanks!!
They were really busy yesterday when I picked it up, so they must have just forgotten.

------Jody........who only has to stick Dar once tonight.......... :)
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Courage to make them the way they ought to be.”----Augustine
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