one or two weeks after puppy's second injection?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by finoni9, Sep 19, 2008.


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Did you wait one or two weeks after puppy's 2nd injection to take them out

  1. One week

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  2. Two weeks

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  1. finoni9

    finoni9 PetForums VIP

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    I thought puppies could go out one week after their second injection but when Rocky got his today, the vet said 2 weeks :( It's seems like we have been waiting ages to take him out and now we have to wait another 2 weeks :(

    What did others do - one or two weeks?
     
  2. Natik

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    my vet said 8 - 14 days :confused:
    I waited 14 days to be sure as i was kinda confused myself:confused:
     
  3. Freyja

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    My pups had their second vac last week thursday and they could go out for the first time yesterday
     
  4. jackson

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    Mine go out before their vaccs, so there is no option for me. :)
     
  5. AJ

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    1 week but I didn't wait that long with our pups! :eek::D
     
  6. Chezza79

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    Our Vet advised us that we could take Mia out 1 week after her 2nd jab.
     
  7. louise5031

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    As far as I see it the risk of delayed socialisation is worse than the dangers posed after the dog has recieved both injections and already waited a week. How old is the pup now?
     
  8. englishrose943

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    1 week here too but i did let them out in the garden at 5 weeks old.
     
  9. Jen26

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    i think officially its a week, but we took ted out straight away, we couldnt wait any longer:)
     
  10. spellweaver

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    Good points from you both. I've always waited one week but your posts have made me question why I do that - especially as the pups are, I suppose, as much in danger of catching something from the older dogs in the house who are going out and could be bringing anything in!
     
  11. finoni9

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    He's 11 weeks now - I have been socialising him in that I take him everywhere with me either carrying him or in a bag! (not designer tho!) - we've been to loads of places inc playing a round of golf, barbers, shopping mall, library, seen trains, trams, nursery, etc etc - even seen some other dogs at the park, altho from a distance but he's dying to get down on the ground and explore.
     
  12. louise5031

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    are you anywhere near a beach because I've heard you can take them there as the salt water acts as a disinfectant? other members will correct me if im wrong x
     
  13. Freyja

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    As I said before my vet said 1 week but I too took mine out before the week was up I decided that if they were going tocatch something they were just as likely to pick it up if the others bought it in the house from their walks or going to shows.

    When we first had our setter our vet was on holiday .the locum did he first jab and he told us to take her out for alks as long as we didn't let her sniff around were other dogs had possibly wee ed round trees and lamposts etc. He said in his opinion there was more chance of her catching something of my other dogs than going for a walk.
     
  14. momentofmadness

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    didn't we discuss this the other week.. It all depends on your vet.. mine said 1 week but others said 2?
     
  15. AndyM

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    My pooch is due her 2nd jab on Monday. When I was talking to the vet about taking her out, he said I could start taking her out 1 week after the 2nd injection.

    He said the main risk was from parvo, and that it is a very hardy virus, which is why they shouldn't go out beforehand. However, other dogs can visit here as long as their injections are up to date.
     
  16. TinyTashi

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    we take ours out a week after the 2nd jab, they can start to build up there on immune system :D plus they can start socialisng then
     
  17. Freyja

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    In August one of my pups was seriously ill on a drip at the vets.They thought she had parvo. I said they hadn't been out of the house.The vet told me that not only can vaccinated dogs carry it but not be ill you can also carry it on your shoes and clothes.I would never let any one elses dogs into my house whilst I have unvaccinated pups in the house. Parvo can also survive for 10 years even if there is no sign of it .


    Forgot to add Jude did not have parvo it was a bacterial infection that showed similar sympthoms and is now fully recovered. None of my other dogs were affected.
     
  18. jackson

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    The chances are, if Mum has a good immunity and pups are still suckling from her, then they are immune too. I know of quite a few pups/dogs now that have never needed to be vaccinated at all because they were titre tested before puppy vaccs and shown immune.

    Yes, Parvo can be carrie don people's feet etc, but unless you make all puppy viewers put fresh clothes on and wash their hands/feet in parvocide when they come into your house you also risk puppie sgetting parvo that way. Of course, the risk is tiny, and it is about weighing up those risks against the benefits. (in this case, getting to see potential puppy owners with the pups an dgetting to know them)

    I walk my bitches right up to whelping and also after having their litter if they want to go out. I do not take them to areas with lots of doggy traffic/wild animals, but for some the benefits of walking outweigh the risk of parvo.
     
  19. sue8421

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    My vet said that they say two weeks but he reckons 3 to 5 days is ample. Our pup is now one and a half and great!:)
     
  20. Magnus

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    One week.......

    that's today! Wahooooooo :D:D
     
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