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9 Week Puppy, No Vaccinations with Demodex
I'm pretty sure my puppy has demodex. We got our puppy about two weeks ago and hoped her skin would clear up in the first week. It didn't so we've been using a shampoo the past week. It still hasn't cleared up. The vet will do a scraping tomorrow. I looked at pictures on the internet and it looks like every other picture of demodex.
But, my concern is more about her not being vaccinated. The vet doesn't want to vaccinate until the demodex is cleared up but I'm worried she may get parvo or something else.
Do I have to wait for the demodex to clear up or can I ask the vet to give her the shots anyway? How much is she at risk if we keep waiting?
She's also scratching a lot so any advice on how to keep her from biting/scratching would be appreciated too.