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Hi everyone, some of you might remember the new addition George the mini Dashie

http://www.petforums.co.uk/dog-chat/263417-welcome-new-puppy-pic-thread.html

I was just looking to get a little advice on injections from all you more experienced puppy owners? My previous puppy had all his injections done before we brought him home as he was a bit older so I'm a first time "jabber" :)

He had 2 lots of injections done with the breeder, one at 6 weeks an injection which says:

Nobivac Parvo C.

At just over 8 Weeks he has had Nobivac Lepto 2 and Nobivac DHPPi which was done at the breeder on the day we collected him

and we have taken him to our own vet at just over 10 weeks who has repeated the vaccinations DHPPi and Lepto 2.

Our vet suggested waiting 2 weeks before taking him outside for walks, however the breeder had suggested a week would be sufficient.

He is attending puppy socialisiation classes where all the dogs are of a similar age and we have been allowing him to visit friends homes who have dogs who's vaccinations are fully up to date and he enjoys that but I'm keen to get him out and about in the world for little walks when it's safe to do so.

What are everyones thoughts, is my vet right with the 2 week wait or would a week be sufficient?

I don't want to put him at risk but I do want him to be well rounded and used to new things, also as a Dashie he's a little bit of a lazy boy and carrying him everywhere is just making him very reluctant to walk himself. :) xx
 

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Your vet knows the risks involved in your area. I am not sure whether it still applies but at one time if a puppy was vaccinated at a younger age than normal, therefore at 8 weeks and then again at 10 weeks it would have to wait 2 weeks but if done at 10 weeks and 12 weeks it would not have to wait so long.

Personally I assume they are covered a few days after the second injection but I live in an area where there is no parvo.
 

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Your vet knows the risks involved in your area. I am not sure whether it still applies but at one time if a puppy was vaccinated at a younger age than normal, therefore at 8 weeks and then again at 10 weeks it would have to wait 2 weeks but if done at 10 weeks and 12 weeks it would not have to wait so long.

Personally I assume they are covered a few days after the second injection but I live in an area where there is no parvo.
He is a little breed too. Though he has come from a brilliant breeder who's done everything by the book, worming, feeding high quality food, flea treatments and vaccines all correctly documented so that's why I thought there might be something in her one week suggestion. Maybe with him being small and young the 2 weeks might be best. :)
 

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Nobivac parvo C is just Parvo Virus and although it can be given from 4 weeks old maternal antibodies already present from mum can cancel it out so they reccomend a further shot about 10 weeks.

Primary course vaccination

A single injection should establish active immunity to disease caused by canine parvovirus infection in dogs of 10 weeks of age or older. Where earlier protection is required a first dose may be given to puppies from 4 weeks of age, but because maternally derived passive antibody can interfere with the response to vaccination a final dose at 10 weeks of age or older is generally recommended.
For further full detail on this vaccine
Nobivac Parvo-C - Product Data Sheet

DHPPI is for Canine Distemper canine adenovirus Type 2. parvo virus and parainfuenza virus. Lepto 2 is for Leptospirosis.

Although the DHPPI can be given from 6 weeks again because maternal antibodies can be present these can cancel out the vaccination so again these need to be followed up at 10 weeks. Lepto 2 can be given from 6 weeks but again it says that they need 2 doses 2/4 weeks apart. Parainfluenza needs 2 doses
with the second at 10 weeks or more.

For full details on DHPPI and Lepto 2
Nobivac DHPPi - Product Data Sheet

Nobivac Lepto2 - Product Data Sheet

Most seem to say onset of imunity a week after vaccination, and as the earlier shots can be cancelled out by maternal antibodies present then it looks like you will need to wait at least another week. Obviously check with your vet but it looks to be the case from the above. Mot vets depending on the vaccine used seem to say a week or some even 2 from the 2nd injection.
 
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