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8 in 1 Dog Vaccinations - Goes Where?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by black404, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. black404

    black404 Songster

    May 3, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    I bought two of those 8 in 1 dog vaccinations for my dogs and it did not come with instructions on where to give it... Does it go under the skin or in a muscle?

    I'll keep it in the frig till I get some instructions.
  2. texaschick-a-dee

    texaschick-a-dee Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    Texas coast
    When I was breeding Labs I always gave them under the skin in the neck area.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Can you find the name of the drug online? Often you can find instructions online.
  4. texasgirl

    texasgirl Songster

    May 27, 2007
    South Texas
    They go under the skin (we like to give them on the left side every time, helps in case there is ever a problem)

    Pull the skin up by two fingers and it will make a little triangle, put the needle in to the middle of the triangle.


    Those 8 in 1 vax are the most "reactive" in terms of giving the dog an allergic reaction, have some Benadryl on hand just in case they begin to swell. (more common in small dogs)
  5. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    Please be aware that they do not usually offer protection against the newer strains of Parvo. Vets have the most up to date vaccines. We found out the hard way, but luckily our pup made it.

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