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Taking puppy out before second injection

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Issylox, Apr 8, 2019.


  1. Issylox

    Issylox PetForums Newbie

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    Hiya I have an almost 14 week old Boston Terrier puppy. The breeder had given her her parvovirus injection but not a full first vaccine. We then gave her her first full vaccine on 25/03/19 and she’s due her second full vaccine 22/04/19. Up until now we’ve been carrying her outside to socialize her but she’s getting older and bored and I really feel she needs to go out to start to limit any bad behavior arising from being cooped up. My theory is that in terms of parvovirus she’s actually had 2 injections of it so surely she’s covered for that and it’s just the other things she’s not covered for? Is this correct? Would you take her out? Thanks
     
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    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    I think the answer is "it depends". Some areas are quite low risk (for example a beach as the tide is going out so has therefore been washed clean). Other areas with high populations of dogs which might not have been vaccinated, or rats, would be higher risk.
     
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    Issylox PetForums Newbie

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    Oh I never knew rats were a risk. I thought it was just unvaccinated dogs. I know we did have rats under our decking and she’s been out there although we haven’t had rats for a while! Do you know if her having the 2 sets of parvovirus means she’s covered for that? Thanks for replying to me
     
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    It's leptospirosis that is the risk from rats.
     
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    Issylox PetForums Newbie

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    Are there any risks from any other animals like sheep horses cows etc? Thanks
     
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    Not in terms of disease, but if any dog or pup eats the poo of an animal that's just been wormed, they can get a toxic dose of wormer. Introductions to livestock should be made from a safe place (your arms) and distance (like across a fence). Big animals like cows can be very scary for little pups, and sometimes aggressive towards them. Cows in calf or with calves at heel, particularly so.
     
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    BUDDY18 PetForums Member

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    I personally would not risk it, how much longer do you need to wait? Our pup had his injections two weeks apart (8 and 10 weeks) and was allowed out at 12 weeks. Until then we just kept him entertained with lots of play in the garden/house, training. IMO it wasn't worth the risk, but only you can decide, we can only give you advise.
     
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    Issylox PetForums Newbie

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    She can’t go out for another 2 and a bit weeks. The vets wants to leave 4 weeks in between jabs. So she’ll be almost 17 weeks by then
     
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    But you are going out carrying her, aren't you? Because the risk of her missing things in her socialisation window is as much as a risk (even more maybe?) than exposure to disease - again depending on where you are taking her. But she will be safe as long as she is at least carried.
     
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    Issylox PetForums Newbie

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    Yeah we’ve been carrying her out and about since the day we bought her home. She’s getting increasingly difficult to carry now though as she’s so keen to get down. I defo think unsocialized is more of a risk that disease though. My main concern was really parvo but as she’s had two lots of parvo I’m presuming she’s covered for that? Well I decided to let her walk to the shop 10 doors down and back. Just to get used to being at ground level with cars and kids etc. my friend has a puppy that she got at the same age as Bo and didn’t take him out until he was fully vaccinated which he was then around 15/16 weeks and he’s now a nightmare to walk as he’s scared of everything. I really want to try and avoid that if I can x
     
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