Taking a puppy out before fully vacinated?

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  1. shiver

    shiver PetForums Newbie

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    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???
     
  2. JANICE199

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    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:D:D
     
  3. Nicci

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    I personally wouldn't risk it until he's fully covered :)
     
  4. tashi

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    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 :)
     
  5. Kay2008

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    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 :D
     
  6. shiver

    shiver PetForums Newbie

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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.
     
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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.

    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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    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.
     
  9. Kay2008

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    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! :D

    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 :D
    Sorry to the OP I am not nicking your thread! I'll shut up now :)
     
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    Will try these things too. Off to the pet shop tonight to get a kong :D

    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
     
  11. Tollisty

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    I have taken all my puppies out from 8 weeks old! Obviously not on the floor but I carried them around. I took them with me to dog training, they stayed in the car (good for getting them used to short car journeys, and being left) and came out at the end to be passed around everyone for a cuddle. They also played with some friendly adult dogs.
     
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    I have taken pups out after 1st injection for over 20years, never had a problem. I tend to think I am out and about so could easily bring home diseases anyway, especially at dog shows
     
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    max our german shepherd pup had his second injection last monday so we took him out yesterday with our other pup rain for a short walk and suprisingly he was excellent he walked beside me all the way without pulling and sat when we came to a road, he has never had any lead training but we just wanted to see what he would be like and i am over the moon with him and cant believe it, it was like he knew what to do without being asked.
     
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    We took our baby staff out before her second injection and it seems common place around here.....although we were of course advised not too...

    We have bumped into individuals and breeders who have all had pups out running and socialising with other dogs from 8 weeks

    To be honest we are glad we did it as she is so fantastic with other dogs for having that extra experience at a younger age......and many people we have met also agreed.
     
  15. gillieworm

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    We have waited with both of ours, because after all if the worst ever did happen we wouldn't forgive ourselves.

    Our girl can go out from today.... yippee :D although we have taken her out loads but carried her. She has been carried round our boys walks and taken to places like pets at home which always tires her out after all the fuss she gets.

    I suppose we are slightly luckier with that we have our 16 month old boy that plays with her and tires her out.

    A great way to tire a pup out as well as creating a great bond is to do some training. This mental stimulation will certainly tire her out, plus at this young age she should be relitively easy to train. I found a great website that shows you how to train certain tricks How To Love Your Dog - How To Do The Tricks!

    Hang tight, she'll be out before you know it
     
  16. Ladywiccana

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    Always best to wait I'm afraid! I know you probably cant wait to go and introduce your puppy to the big world! But better safe than sorry! It did my head in on the last week, but worth it in the long run! Just be patient! And in any case who wants to GO OUT IN THIS RAIN lol.
     
  17. Freyja

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    2 years ago whe we had our setter Zoe our vet as on holiday when she went for her first jab. The locum whodid it said because we had other dogs to wait a week and then it was ok to take her out as long as we didn't let her sniff around were other dogs had been. He said if you have other dogs it is just as likely that they will catch something because the other dogs have carried it in to to the house as she would going out for a walk.

    Needless to say we didn't take the risk and I certainly wouldn't now as I have just taken one of my pups to the vets for his first jab and was told by the vet to be very carefull as parvo virus is around again
     
  18. Ladywiccana

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    THis waiting until theyve had the last injection always makes me think! Because, when they are out in your own back garden, what about the wildlife that goes in and out!
    Birds - bird flu
    Badgers - tb
    cats
    mice
    frogs

    Whatever it is couldnt' they pass anything onto the pups?
     
  19. gillieworm

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    You do have a point, and I think the same about my boy going out for walks and coming home to my pup. But the long and short of it for me is if god forbid anything did happen, and I had ignored the advice of the vet to wait I would never forgive myself.
     
  20. Kay2008

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    This may sound stupid, but what about you going outside and walking in areas where strange dogs have been. When you come back indoors couldn't you bring something in? on your shoes :confused:

    Lol, it does seem silly sometimes... because strange animals come in your garden and if you already have dogs... they go to strange places when they're on a walk and could carry something back?
     
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