|07-11-2014 06:33 PM|
I asked, why don't you do the nasal? "Well if you want to come back and pay twice for a year, for example, we don't do nasal anymore."
My vet in California does not do Corona Virus because he has not seen 1 case in years.
Point being.. Ask a lot of questions, you never know what you'll learn..
|07-11-2014 05:23 PM|
|07-11-2014 05:18 PM|
If your puppy is getting his first shot at 7.5 weeks of age, then you can do the remainders at 11 and 14 weeks. I do add another dose for mine at 17 weeks because I rescue and foster as well as show my dogs, so they have more exposure. Then I do the rabies at 20 weeks of age. I also only give the five in one, not the six, seven or eight in one puppy shots.
Depending upon where you board or train your dog, you might need to add a vaccine for kennel cough. This now comes in three forms - oral, intranasal and injectable.
|07-11-2014 12:12 PM|
I have to chime in on this one, because in 1992 Yogi Bear2 got Parvo Virus. It was terrible. Beet red smelly loose stools and no energy.
It all numbers and percentages. I took Isabella out on walks at 6 weeks and at 8 weeks she had a choke collar. She was never allowed to sniff other animals, I told the dog owner's to stand clear, in a firm voice, but I would never keep the dog home for an additional 8 weeks, from 8 weeks to 16 weeks. The dog needs to explore at a young age, gardeners, car sounds, dogs barking, people speaking, ALL outside sounds..
We use to give; Killed Vaccines at 6 weeks and only Parvo, never a first shot (7 & 1) but that was 28 years ago, things have changed.
Dog's did not cost $2000.00 in 1987 either, they were $300.00 and up.
If your dog is going to get sick, there's nothing you can do about it, prevent exposure by informing crossing pet owner's; MY PUP HAS NOT HAD ALL HIS OR HER SHOTS, SO VAMOOSE !!
Enjoy it, nobody has told you your not going to have a heart attack and die today so, knowing the dog's outcome is the same. Enjoy every breath !!!
|07-11-2014 11:59 AM|
I spoke with the breeder last night. She didn't take the pups in for shots yesterday, after all. She had miscalculated the age - she thought they were 7.5 weeks but they're only 6.5 weeks. So no shots yet and a new appointment for July 21, when the puppies will be exactly 8 weeks. Phew!
So then are my next shots at weeks 11 and 14? And then puppy is parvo-immune, or is there one more at 17? And then rabies at 15 or 16?
|07-10-2014 09:53 PM|
My pup was vaccinated too early at 6 weeks by the breeder. The final shots should land at or after 16 weeks. To make the most of a not-optimum situation, I took the number of days from shot set 1 to 16 weeks & divided by 3. That's 24 days each. Shots need to be re-done between 3-4 weeks so my every 24 days should be OK though having a set of 4 puppy shots is not the best idea but it is workable. The rabies shot is a week later at 17 weeks so as to separate them. My pup has not been anywhere but our back dog area and our deck, but I have had guests come to socialize him here after removing shoes and disinfecting hands. I know that those areas have not had any parvo. We have lived here 8 years and build up the dog area ourselves from a hillside and replaced the deck we had with the current one. The areas are fenced from canines (dog, coyote, foxes, etc).
DO NOT walk your puppy around until after the shots. If you do, you are seriously courting danger. You can carry the dog to some dog-friendly locations like Home Depot, but do not touch the ground. Do not go anywhere other dogs have been. Choose a potty location and spray it with some dilute bleach solution now and again weekly. It's some help but not total disinfecting 100%. Better than nothing though.
Take parvo seriously -- distemper also. Not worth the risk.
|07-10-2014 07:51 PM|
|McWeagle||Made the vet appointment for Aug 1. They said (knock on wood) that there haven't been any cases yet this year, but that we shouldn't really take him anywhere until after his Aug 1 booster. We'll be going up in elevation, and will avoid the popular trails until he has all his shots. Still nervous about it, though!|
|07-10-2014 07:46 PM|
I did what you are planning to do. I talked to my vet who said that parvo is just not that prevalent up here and that it was more important to socialize. He did say not to drop in elevation and to not go to dog parks until the pup was fully vaccinated.
|07-10-2014 07:31 PM|
|llombardo||I wouldn't go anymore other dogs go for a while. Even with the shots a dog can still get parvo, it's more unlikely, but it happens.|
|07-10-2014 07:28 PM|
That's a good idea - we get him on Friday the 25th or Sat the 26th (whichever day we can drive out - 3 hrs each way) - and I was going to make an appointment for Monday the 29th.
We don't have a fenced yard. Our dog doesn't go out unsupervised and gets her exercise on the local hiking trails (lots of them in the area), and we were planning to do the same with puppy. That and just letting them roam the neighbourhood for socialization. Lol! JUST KIDDING!
I'll have to ask the vet about how prevalent parvo is in the area. There are a lot of lax dog owners here, so probably a lot of unvaccinated dogs. On my last visit I was asking a bit about puppy shots and he did mention 2 dogs who had gotten it. They had moved into a new rental where the previous tenant's dog had it, and they got it from that. I haven't really heard about any other cases though.
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