Vaccines. Do I really have to wait a week for walks?

(18 Posts)
BabySharkDoDoDoDoDo Wed 12-Sep-18 10:51:33

Just as the title really.
Surely most dogs are vaccinated these days? I just want to get her out, focus and burn some of her energy

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lennyisnuts Wed 12-Sep-18 10:56:07

She clan play with other vaccinated dogs but with regards to walks then she needs to wait xx

BiteyShark Wed 12-Sep-18 11:04:16

Not all dogs are vaccinated as some people simply won't do it and trust me the streets are filled with dog poo. Why risk it for the sake of one week.

BabySharkDoDoDoDoDo Wed 12-Sep-18 14:30:55

Lots of people say they take them out after first vaccine or day after 2nd.

I'm just wondering what happens at midnight on the 7th day that isn't happening 24 hours later.

We take our kids out before their 8 weeks vaccines

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Wolfiefan Wed 12-Sep-18 14:32:40

Not all dogs are vaccinated. And if it’s lepto then rats etc are a risk.
You can take your dog out in a sling etc. Get in the garden. Start training to walk on a lead etc. Mind Games. Puppies can’t walk much anyway.

missbattenburg Wed 12-Sep-18 14:34:18

Agree with Wolfie

30 mins in a sling looking at the big wild world exhausted Battendog. They can't really do much walking at that age, anyway, so a sling is a great way to get started on introducing pup to the world... (imo)

BiteyShark Wed 12-Sep-18 14:39:00

It takes a while for the immune system to achieve full immunity so by waiting a set time then you know your puppy is safe.

We take our kids out before their 8 weeks vaccines vaccines for dogs are different than those for humans plus you don't tend to plop your kids down on poo whereas dogs will come into contact with it when walking.

You seem very keen to argue against the advice. No one is going to stop you taking your puppy out early if you are prepared to risk it but personally I waited.


Hogtini Wed 12-Sep-18 14:46:44

You'd only be able to walk her for 10 minutes anyway so she'd burn a lot more energy playing games with you in the house and help to build your bond, practice recall etc (I'm sure you're already doing that just saying).
We used to walk with ours in our arms round the block/pop into Pets at Home, pub garden etc in our arms until he had his 2nd lot of vaccines. He loved just sniffing the air, being close to us, meeting people, imagine it helped build his trust and confidence being close to us too.

duplodancer Thu 13-Sep-18 16:41:32

I feel for you. My puppy is enormous, hates being carried as he's restrained and wouldn't fit in any sling. Makes it all a bit more challenging. It's a slow few weeks 😩

MrsMaisel Thu 13-Sep-18 21:19:07

We waited a week after the 2nd shots and were climbing the walls. Took him out in my handbag and in the car... did have to put him down for a wee on the street but that was on a puppy pad (people must have thought I was some nutty germophobe).

DancelikeEmmaGoldman Fri 14-Sep-18 04:25:06

If you've ever dealt with a dog who contracted parvovirus, you'd wait. If your friends have vaccinated dogs, your puppy could go for play dates, you could take them out and about in public, but not put them down. I had a rescue puppy once, who was transported some distance to me. Puppy came off a farm and none of the farm dogs had any exposure to parvo. The transporter put the puppy on the ground at a truck stop - 6 days later he was on a drip at the vet. He survived, but it was an expensive exercise. You can teach your puppy tricks and do small bouts of obedience to tire the little brain out, if you don't have a garden they can run about in.

BrokenWing Fri 14-Sep-18 08:35:53

Lots of people say they take them out after first vaccine or day after 2nd.

were any of these "people" qualified or just took the risk?

Knowivedonewrong Fri 14-Sep-18 09:23:41

It's very frustrating, but as other people have said get pup used to lead walking in the garden, practice recall too.

DancelikeEmmaGoldman Fri 14-Sep-18 09:32:09

Apologies - I'm typing in my phone and hit the wrong key.

It's worth remembering, and forgive me if you already know this, that any one of the three vaccinations will provide immunity, provided it is given at the point when maternal antibodies are no longer present.

Maternal antibodies interfere with the seo-conversion of the vaccination. Between weaning and the point, at around 14 weeks, when maternal antibodies are probably no longer present, puppies are very vulnerable to infection.

Giving 3 vaccinations is an attempt to provide protection at the earliest possible moment. The problem is that unless you do titre testing, you won't know which of the set of injections has been effective.

So your puppy might be protected 2 weeks after the first vaccination or not until 2 weeks after the 3rd vaccination. That's why keeping them out of public places until 16 weeks is safer. You don't have to give up in socialisation - but be conscious of them mixing with vaccinated dogs in areas which are clean.

Parvo, particularly is omnipresent, so even visitors to your home might carry it in. The good news is that because of the presence of parvo, most dogs will have some residual resistance.

DancelikeEmmaGoldman Fri 14-Sep-18 09:32:57


adaline Fri 14-Sep-18 09:42:50

You really don't want a puppy with parvovirus. Wait.

differentnameforthis Fri 14-Sep-18 12:21:12

Dogs scavenge. They eat poo, they dig in the ground. They have the potential to ingest parvo infected feces and get sick. Some puppies will die because of it.

But if you think burning her energy is more important, go for a walk.

almondsareforevermore Fri 14-Sep-18 21:02:50

Vets vary so much. Ours only gave first injection at 11 weeks, so immune response would be better. Second jab was at 13 weeks. Pup couldn’t go out until 14 weeks but met other vaccinated dogs to play.
People are, understandably, too keen to take out baby pups too soon.

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