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08-20-2014 11:36 AM
WateryTart
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Originally Posted by LuvShepherds View Post
I would say no. I know someone who lost an adult dog who had been vaccinated against parvo when they fostered a puppy who died of the disease.
This gives me pause. Parvo scares me, perhaps unreasonably - but it does.
08-19-2014 09:32 PM
LuvShepherds I would say no. I know someone who lost an adult dog who had been vaccinated against parvo when they fostered a puppy who died of the disease.
08-19-2014 09:28 PM
huntergreen wolfydog nailed it.
08-19-2014 06:55 PM
WateryTart
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Originally Posted by martemchik View Post
Here's the thing...in this case...you don't have to allow the person/dog in your home. It's one thing to get a small amount of exposure when you're walking your dog, or if you take them to the dog park or somewhere else that there are dogs. It's another to have a dog that's unvaccinated in your home dropping bacteria or viruses.

I've got nothing against people that don't vaccinate their dogs...I don't vaccinate anymore, I titer. But if I had a puppy, I'd wait a bit longer than just the regular shots to allow a dog that might be carrying something into my home. An adult dog can carry a lot of diseases and not show any symptoms, I'd rather give my puppy a few more months to naturally build up immunity to the other things that are out there before allowing a dog that's possibly carrying some of that stuff into my home.
No, that's certainly true. You are right that it would be a choice, though I would possibly have to weigh whether saying NO DOG was a battle I wanted to pick.

And to be VERY clear, I don't foresee a visit happening for a couple of years. This was more for discussion than anything else - but my personal absolute line in the sand would have been if my pup wasn't done with shots. If this person proposed visiting next week with their dog, I'd say NO DOG and stick to it, because PuppyGirl is 16 weeks old and not done with shots; as time goes on and she has all her shots and gets exposed to more stuff when out in the world, I'll have less and less of an issue with it.
08-19-2014 06:38 PM
martemchik Here's the thing...in this case...you don't have to allow the person/dog in your home. It's one thing to get a small amount of exposure when you're walking your dog, or if you take them to the dog park or somewhere else that there are dogs. It's another to have a dog that's unvaccinated in your home dropping bacteria or viruses.

I've got nothing against people that don't vaccinate their dogs...I don't vaccinate anymore, I titer. But if I had a puppy, I'd wait a bit longer than just the regular shots to allow a dog that might be carrying something into my home. An adult dog can carry a lot of diseases and not show any symptoms, I'd rather give my puppy a few more months to naturally build up immunity to the other things that are out there before allowing a dog that's possibly carrying some of that stuff into my home.
08-19-2014 06:35 PM
Liesje It wouldn't matter to me. The unvaccinated dog is at risk, not mine. Mine are vaccinated.
08-19-2014 06:34 PM
wolfy dog As long as my dog is protected I wouldn't worry about it, unless the visiting dog had not been vaccinated against Rabies because that can be transmitted to people. So that would be a reason not have him/her over for the people's health.
08-19-2014 06:31 PM
WateryTart
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Originally Posted by N Smith View Post
Or maybe they aren't vaccinating because they don't believe in vaccinating their dog. Many people choose not to, for various reasons. I seriously contemplated not vaccinating anymore after my dog nearly died from a rabies vaccine at 18 months old.

Also, I don't worm my dogs regularly. I worm them when they have worms, so once in 10 years.

Many dog owners are choosing to go a more natural route now a days, I think we shouldn't jump to conclusions.

However, if they obviously weren't caring for the dog, allowing ANY time of pest infestation to continue and recur on a regular basis, then I wouldn't allow the dog over at all, vaccinations would be a moot point.
I can see that. Flatly refusing to do parasite control or prevention at all, no matter what, would be strange to me, and that's what I thought Lilie was getting at.

I assumed it was a desire to minimize vaccines that led this person down that path, and I do get that to an extent. I have a cat who reacts to the rabies vaccine and who may one day stop getting that one shot (she's indoor only, doesn't react to any other vaccines).
08-19-2014 06:17 PM
N Smith
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Originally Posted by Lilie View Post
I would be more concerned with the reasons behind not vaccinating. If they aren't vaccinating because they can't be bothered, then they can't be bothered to worm their dog and can't be bothered to keep their dog flea free. Therefore, that dog will be bringing all that mess to my house/yard. No way.
Or maybe they aren't vaccinating because they don't believe in vaccinating their dog. Many people choose not to, for various reasons. I seriously contemplated not vaccinating anymore after my dog nearly died from a rabies vaccine at 18 months old.

Also, I don't worm my dogs regularly. I worm them when they have worms, so once in 10 years.

Many dog owners are choosing to go a more natural route now a days, I think we shouldn't jump to conclusions.

However, if they obviously weren't caring for the dog, allowing ANY time of pest infestation to continue and recur on a regular basis, then I wouldn't allow the dog over at all, vaccinations would be a moot point.
08-19-2014 06:13 PM
WateryTart
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Originally Posted by Lilie View Post
I would be more concerned with the reasons behind not vaccinating. If they aren't vaccinating because they can't be bothered, then they can't be bothered to worm their dog and can't be bothered to keep their dog flea free. Therefore, that dog will be bringing all that mess to my house/yard. No way.
That's a really good point.

I think in this particular case, it's kind of a "vaccines aren't natural" thing. I don't know if that means it precludes worming and parasite prevention. I didn't ask.

Must reevaluate position...
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