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period of waiting -- Vaccinations

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by dickybirdclocks, Apr 20, 2011.


  1. dickybirdclocks

    dickybirdclocks PetForums Junior

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    Was told it was important to wait the full 4 weeks between 1st and 2nd jab 28 days not 25 or 26/7 but 28 days ,now told to wait a further week before allowing puppy free on the world .How stringent is this period of waiting i forgot to ask Vet due to rushing off to another appointment.
     
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    Opinions vary on this. 28 days between jab 1 and 2 sounds a lot, I was told 14 days between. But maybe it's a different vaccine or something? :confused:

    You're supposed to wait 1 week (or some say 2) after the 2nd jab to give it time to 'do it's thing'. Not everyone waits the full week, but it's advisable. I think I waited 6 days.

    Sorry that's not much help - I guess it depends on where you plan on walking your pup (e.g. high dog areas or not) and how much risk you are willing to take :)
     
  3. Mum2Heidi

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    Mine was 2 weeks between jabs and 2 weeks afterwards altho the vet did say it would be ok as long as I didnt take her to areas that are largely dog populated. Think I waited 10 days but the full 14 before taking her to run with other dogs
     
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    2 weeks between jabs and then 1 week - 10 days after the second jab. Personally, I think pups should be taken out as soon as possible, so jabs should be started at 8 weeks, the second done at 10 weeks and then taken out on walks at 11 weeks old. The pup should also be carried around in the owner's arms from 8 weeks to meet people, see traffic, meet children, see the sights etc. :)
     
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    It may have been two weeks between jabs for the vaccine your dog had but not all vaccines are the same and if the OP had one that has a 28 day gap it's not responsible to suggest it's less than that. If your vet says 28 days, then it's 28 days. A week after the second jab is usually OK but be careful about going to areas with lots of dogs for a few more days after that. Your pup can play with fully vaccinated dogs now, or be in enclosed areas where non-vaccinated dogs can't go. And yes, get pup out and about in your arms, a baby sling or a wheelbarrow according to size and weight.
     
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    I'm not saying that. Obviously if the vet is saying its 28 days, then they aren't going to allow her to book the dog in sooner for the second jab.

    However I find it worrying that a vaccine with such a long time between the two jabs is allowed. It means that if the first jab is given at 8 weeks, and it's another week afterward the second jab (as the vet suggests to the OP here), then the pup doesn't get to go for walks until its 13 weeks old, which is 2 weeks of socialisation that it could be missing out on.

    Most pet owners will not bother to take it out and about with them before going on walks, so the pup's missing a major socialisation window. And also if the pup is bought later, say at 12 weeks, and the jabs are started then, then the pup won't be out until 17 weeks, and by then the pup will be almost unsocialised.
     
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    The vaccinations Kilo had were 14 days in between then a week afterwards; but as others have said if your particular vaccinations are 28 days in between then that is what it must be for your pup.

    The weather is great so there is loads you can do now; I carried Kilo everywhere (blummin' heavy though!). You can sit outside the supermarket (we still do sometimes) on a bench where there are people of all ages,shapes and sizes, buggies, trollies etc; sit on a park bench; do lots of small trips in the car etc etc. Try and take your pup everywhere you go apart from into food shops. I found that every shop we went into were fine about a pup being carried in.
     
  8. Miss.PuddyCat

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    Sophie got her first Jabs at 7 weeks we are waiting for four weeks to take her to get her second at 11 weeks.

    Ive been taking her out in the backyard after inspecting it as we have a raccoon visitor, shes gone for car rides, weve taken her into a large petshop were she met other dogs (while be held or tucked in the front of my jacket like a pouch.

    Shes met quite a few people already. Im hoping my gran tommarow will let me let Sophie roam her big back yard.
     
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    It depends which vaccs is used on left of time in-between.. I had to wait three weeks with Bobby then a week.. With my girls it was two weeks.. I questioned it and was told it depends what vaccs your vet uses.. :)
     
  13. dickybirdclocks

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    Ben the ridgeback has been on several car journeys - he went on a 50+ mile round trip today and loves it ,not at all nervous or sickly when in car .Take a comfortable bed along and more often than not he just snuggles down .Regards carrying him around everywhere he is a massive pup ,already 14kgs at 12 wks and although i am a massive chap i am sure the weight would soon start to tell especially with the wriggling to get free.I am eager to get ben out and about walking and to training class as i do intend showing him and just wonder wether the longer he is allowed to build up bad habits the more difficult it will be to train them back out again.
     
  14. Dogless

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    Just carry him to a bench etc then; will be well worth it! had to get Kilo over a fear of trolleys :rolleyes: and i did carry him everywhere. Know what you mean about the weight though; Kilo was slightly heavier than Ben and I am not a massive girl..my arms felt like Popeye's!!
     
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