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Puppy's 2nd injection done, so excited to take him out for a walk but told I can't for 7 days!

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schnauzerfan Tue 16-Oct-12 11:02:57

Just as I was leaving the vet said I have to wait 7 days before I can take him out as it takes 7 days for the drugs to get to his immune system. 7 days!!!!

Jenski Tue 16-Oct-12 11:22:32

I feel for you. My vet said 5 - 7 days. My puppy has now been out since last Thursday - it is worth the wait!!! So much fun!!!

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 16-Oct-12 11:24:22

Unfortunately the development of immunity is not immediate with the vaccination. The first dose primes the immune system to recognise the disease as abnormal and then with the second dose the body produces the antibodies to fight the disease. This antibody production takes between 7 and 14 days dependent on the vaccine hence the need to wait.
Yes it is a wait, but it is worth it to ensure they are protected from such nasties as Parvo which is really on the rise and lepto which is found in rats urine so is just about everywhere on the streets.

doublemocha Tue 16-Oct-12 12:04:25

Sorry for thread hijack!

So, we get our puppy in a couple of weeks. We live in a rural area, the garden backs onto fields. We have foxes in the garden (I have seen them) and obviously rats will be in there too. Does this mean I can't even let him in the garden pre-vaccination?

Thanks.

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