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what age for puppy vaccinations ??

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by dallylover, Jul 4, 2009.


  1. dallylover

    dallylover PetForums Junior

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    i havent had a puppy for 5 years now and will soon be getting my dalmatian puppy hopefully in 5 weeks time :D :D but i have been told 3 different ages by 3 different vets to bring her in for her 1st jabs- 8wks,10 wks and 11 wks ??
    so i wondered if anyone had any advice on what age is best?

    thankyou in advance :)
     
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    Snoringbear PetForums VIP

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    8 weeks, sooner you get it done the quicker you can get them out for socialisation.
     
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    1 at 8 weeks next at 10 weeks but all vets will do it different
     
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    Patterdale_lover PetForums VIP

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    All the ages are good, but our vet tends to vaccinate them at 10 and 12 weeks. He thinks it is etter that way :)
     
  5. dallylover

    dallylover PetForums Junior

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    i was wondering whether it was better to do it a bit later because of their immature system or risidual antibodies from the dam ??
     
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    Plus the mothers milk will keep them immune until 10-12 weeks :)
     
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    My pup had his 1st jag at 7.5 weeks along with a brother who's new owners payed up front for me to get the 1st jab done, the 2nd jab at 9.5 weeks.

    x
     
  8. aurora

    aurora PetForums Senior

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    1st jab at 8 weeks and 2nd at 10 weeks for all our pups that we have had, i like to get them out and socilizing asap

    At the 10 week visit they are also micro chippped:)
     
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    We had the first injection done at 9 weeks and the second one at 11 weeks if I remember correctly.
     
  10. lifeizsweet

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    Ours had his first one Wednesday when he was 8 weeks, he'll get his second when he's 10 weeks and then we can take him out when he's 11 weeks.
     
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    I made an appointment for my new puppy at the time to have her injections at 8 weeks and then again at 10, about 10 to 14 days after that they can go out in the wide world. They will get socialised earlier then which is good. The annual jab at one year after the first one. Every vet is different mind you. But all my dogs had theirs at 8 and 10 weeks. The two in the pic here are one of my chihuahuas 2 puppies, I will be doing their first injection before going to their new owners at 8 weeks old.
     
  12. Staceybob

    Staceybob PetForums Member

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    Our vets does 8 weeks and 12 weeks. You have an injection of Lepto and Parvo in the first vaccine at 8 weeks; and then at 12 weeks you have the bigger injection of distemper hep. lepto and parvo.

    Stacey xxx
     
  13. Jazzy

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    Molly our Bichon puppy had already had one of hers done at nearly 8 weeks by the breeder and our vet did the 2nd one at 10 weeks. He reckoned they have to be at least 10 weeks to have the second one. She could go for walks seven days after.
     
  14. Blitz

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    that is a funny way round and why a 4 week gap. It has changed over the years. At one time it was always 12 and 14 weeks as it was believed that the pup would have antibodies from its mother and the vaccine wouldnt take. Then it even went up to 16 weeks for a while which was awful because they were such an age before they could be socialised.
    Different drug companies make different recomendations and it varies a bit from area to area too. If they have the distemper vaccine in the first injection then they will be covered by the time they have the second injection. Our vet is happy for them to be out and about straight after the second injection. No doubt it will keep changing as more research is done or if there is a case of distemper or parvo in a just vaccinated pup.
     
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