Leptospirosis & Lyme Vaccines for Small Puppy?
We live in Long Island, NY and are not sure if we should give our toy/mini poodle, now 4 1/2 months old, the Leptospirosis vaccine?
We've read online that small dogs can react poorly to the vaccine and even die, so we are trying to figure out what to do.
Will the dog have a better response if we give it to him when he is a little older and stronger or will it be the same potential risks for any small dog of any age?
Do all the vets have the same vaccine with the same lepto strains?
We are being told to give the shot by our vet and that their have been 24 cases on Long Island, but we are being told NOT to give the lepto shot by the breeder and other poodle breeders.
Also the Lyme vaccine as well... is that recommended?
We live in the suburbs, our dogs only go outside on our patio, we are paper training them in the house. Though we do have squirrels, birds, mice, cats and some racoons is our neighborhood. We have spotted more animals here than just a few years ago, we are thinking from all the storms and down trees has displaced many animals.
Any info you can offer would be great.
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