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Old 08-07-2008, 09:00 AM
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Taking a puppy out before fully vacinated?

How irresponsible is this?? Dillon is due his 2nd jabs this week but is now bouncing off the walls. He desperately needs to let off more steam and we only have a small garden. I so want to take him out. I dont want to put him or anyone else at risk though, just wondering how bad it could really be???
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:10 AM
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Re: Taking a puppy out before fully vacinated?

hi ya....i think you hit the nail on the head when you asked "how bad it could really be??? "...i would stick with it and wait until he has his final jab.i know its hard i was the same with my two..good luck and i hope he doesnt frive you too crazy.lol
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:14 AM
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Re: Taking a puppy out before fully vacinated?

I personally wouldn't risk it until he's fully covered
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:24 AM
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Re: Taking a puppy out before fully vacinated?

If you say the final jabs are this week there is not long to go dont put him at risk you would never forgive yourself if he picked up something we have our own dog paddock and our babes dont go out there until fully vaccinated
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:02 AM
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Re: Taking a puppy out before fully vacinated?

I'm in a similar situation. Foxy has her 2nd set next Wednesday... and they say not to take them out until a week after then 2nd lot. So she still has 2 weeks to go till she can go for a walk.

I was hoping I could take her out as soon as she had her 2nd injection, but looks like I will have to wait a week longer to be on the safe side.

Foxy also seems as though she needs to let off her excess energy with walks, she is going absolutely mental at the moment and I think that's due to her not being stimulated as much as she could be with walks etc.

So I think you're just gonna have to stick with it and wait till a week after the 2nd vacs.

It'll be worth the wait I am sure of it
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:16 AM
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Re: Taking a puppy out before fully vacinated?

Well I've just had a good session of running round my garden with a ball on a string to tire him out abit and it seems to have worked lol.

I will wait, will have to be abit more inventive for fun games to play with him in the meantime.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:17 AM
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Re: Taking a puppy out before fully vacinated?

Ring your vet and have a chat with them.

I take all my pups out prior to their second vaccs, sometimes their first, although I stick to areas that are low in doggy traffic, or the beach. My vet was (suprisingly to me actually!) completely OK with this, and so have the vets of a few of my puppy buyers been.

As I have said before, I know a few people who have titre tested their pups prior to vaccination, found that vaccination was not needed, and said puppies, now 3-4 years old, still have never needed vaccination. (they have been tested each year to check). I intended to get Poppy, our 5 month old titre tested, but her breeder had her first vaccination without asking me, so I couldn't. She will be tested before any booster though, as are all my others. My 3 year old girl had her puppy vaccs at 10 and 12 weeks, but has not needed a booster since.

Puppies can easily pick things up if they are going to from private land or gardens anyway, as foxes and badgers can spread the diseases dogs can contract.

I wouldn't tell anyone what to do, or reccomend anything, but like I say, see what your vet says.
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Re: Taking a puppy out before fully vacinated?

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Well I've just had a good session of running round my garden with a ball on a string to tire him out abit and it seems to have worked lol.

I will wait, will have to be abit more inventive for fun games to play with him in the meantime.
For tings liek that, try not to over-exert him because of his hips. Instead, fed him his meals froma kong, or spread it all over the patio/garden for him to sniffout. You can hide little piles of food behind rocks and things, it is great watching them try and find it all. Or teach him 'hide and seek' in the house where you hide the toy an dhe has to find it. Start with food first though, and in an easy place, then make it more difficult.
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:22 AM
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Ring your vet and have a chat with them.

I take all my pups out prior to their second vaccs, sometimes their first, although I stick to areas that are low in doggy traffic, or the beach. My vet was (suprisingly to me actually!) completely OK with this, and so have the vets of a few of my puppy buyers been.

Puppies can easily pick things up if they are going to from private land or gardens anyway, as foxes and badgers can spread the diseases dogs can contract.

I wouldn't tell anyone what to do, or reccomend anything, but like I say, see what your vet says.
I was thinking of this, but probably not a good idea where I live. I live just on the outskirts of my town so I am sort of in the country side. There are lots of foxes and all sorts of animals wondering around our houses/area late at night. There are also soooooooooo many dog walkers around my area too. So I wouldn't be 100% where to go where strange dogs have been.

Roll on the next 2 weeeeeeeeeeeeeks!

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For tings liek that, try not to over-exert him because of his hips. Instead, fed him his meals froma kong, or spread it all over the patio/garden for him to sniffout. You can hide little piles of food behind rocks and things, it is great watching them try and find it all. Or teach him 'hide and seek' in the house where you hide the toy an dhe has to find it. Start with food first though, and in an easy place, then make it more difficult.
This is a great idea. I have been thinking of getting a Kong for Foxy, but wasn't quite sure. Why didn't I think of this? She sometimes seems as though I can't fulfill her needs enough while playing etc, she loves food and loves playing so a Kong would be a great idea
Sorry to the OP I am not nicking your thread! I'll shut up now

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Re: Taking a puppy out before fully vacinated?

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For tings liek that, try not to over-exert him because of his hips. Instead, fed him his meals froma kong, or spread it all over the patio/garden for him to sniffout. You can hide little piles of food behind rocks and things, it is great watching them try and find it all. Or teach him 'hide and seek' in the house where you hide the toy an dhe has to find it. Start with food first though, and in an easy place, then make it more difficult.
Will try these things too. Off to the pet shop tonight to get a kong

I tired him out this way as he is running around inside like a looney and has knocked my baby over today and is sliding all over the place, so probably not much good for his hips either (we have all hard floors although have brought some mats not for him!). He seems to have gone from quiet puppy to looney in a week!

Will give the vets a call aswell see what they say, his next jab is on Thursday so maybe he will be ok to go straight out after that if I keep him away from other dogs? we will see
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