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10 month old puppy in new home

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by India Rawlings, Apr 24, 2019.


  1. India Rawlings

    India Rawlings PetForums Newbie

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    I picked up a 10 month old English Toy Terrier two days ago, he is very calm and well behaved and was 80% housetrained when I got him. However the previous owners used homeopathic remedies, which meant he had never had vaccinations before. I took him to the vets to get him vaccinations as I do not know how to practice homeopathic remedies, and in London I think vaccinations are a better option.

    My problem is the vet has now told me he has to be treated like a new puppy and cannot go outside until his second jabs in 3-4 weeks time. This is very confusing for him as he doesn't think he can go to the toilet inside but hasn't been out for a walk to go to the toilet. He is also getting very restless as he is used to going out for a few walks a day.

    I am starting to feel bad for him and want to know if anyone has any suggestions/advice?
     
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    Do you have a garden? He is allowed to go out in your garden but now out in public for those weeks.
     
  3. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    If the previous owner had been walking him outside for several months then I would probably just carry on tbh as I wouldn’t have much trust in homeopathic methods anyway.

    He’ll have some protection from the first jab anyway I would think.

    Be selective where you take him and avoid dog dense areas/dogs maybe to limit any exposures.

    He can then carry on toileting outside and having short walks which will help him settle.
     
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    I would ignore the vet and just be careful where I walk him. If you do not have a garden you can hardly keep an adult dog indoors. Homeopathic vaccines are really not going to do anything so of course you have to vaccinate but hopefully the dog has built up some natural immunity and will be ok.
     
  5. India Rawlings

    India Rawlings PetForums Newbie

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    I have a balcony//terrace which is big enough for him to explore but not massive.
     
  6. India Rawlings

    India Rawlings PetForums Newbie

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    He came from a home with big open spaces/fields but had never been taken out into actual public, and I think London probably has a lot more diseases around (maybe that's me being naive). Maybe I can just take him around the residential pavements?
     
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    Twiggy PetForums VIP

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    But you could have asked to have him titre tested instead of vaccinated. That would have shown his immune levels to the three core diseases.
     
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