Q. I had 3 8 week old German shep pups. The pups had worms and blood in their poop so I give them a 9-1 shot from the feed store. 2 days later they died

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A. Were they also vomiting? It's possible they had parvo but its also possible it could be a number of other things.. I would highly recommend not to give your own vaccinations but rather take them to their regular veterinarian for a proper check up. 8 weeks is the perfect time for their first of three puppy examinations with shots. A lot of vets do not honor vaccination given by breeders because you have no idea if it was properly given or how the vaccinations were kept or if they were kept at the correct temperatures. Also a vaccination is not going to treat against intestinal parasites

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