So all puppies will be unvaccinated for a while.......

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MrsTumbletap Mon 23-Mar-20 12:46:00

It was released today that all the vets in our area will not be doing vaccinations for the foreseeable future. They will only do emergency appointment such as surgery etc.

I have a puppy I'm due to pick up in two weeks, assuming we don't go on lockdown. I suppose staying in means it won't come in contact with any diseases which is good.

Anyone else due to get a puppy in the next few weeks?

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BiteyShark Mon 23-Mar-20 12:58:30

Understand their reasoning but that's going to be hard on owners as getting mine vaccinated and off lead kept my sanity.

Rhapsodyinpurple Mon 23-Mar-20 13:10:51

Our dog was vaccinated later than she should have been. We just kept her inside until she had reached the recommended timescales.

BiteyShark Mon 23-Mar-20 13:24:05

What would worry me is how long this would last.

You can still socialise your puppy whilst we are allowed outside e.g. get them used to traffic, noises etc but potentially not being able to walk them for ?weeks ?months would concern me because getting mine to do all things such as recall outside in those early months was vital before mine hit the teenage period.

MrsTumbletap Mon 23-Mar-20 13:42:04

Yes recall with a long distance will be limited now, didn't think of that.

Cars and things I can carry and walk around to show her the world I suppose.

I was worried about the garden as neighbours cats often come into it, but the vet said it's not a problem.

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maneandfeathers Mon 23-Mar-20 17:04:14

Most are still doing puppy vaccs it’s just boosters that are being left.

JayAlfredPrufrock Mon 23-Mar-20 17:05:16

Our vet is still doing puppy vacs.

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HasaDigaEebowai Mon 23-Mar-20 17:06:04

Cars and things I can carry and walk around to show her the world I suppose.

Not if we are in lockdown. Neither can you do public transport, school noises etc. I would delay if you can.

adaline Mon 23-Mar-20 17:49:45

I have a puppy I'm due to pick up in two weeks, assuming we don't go on lockdown. I suppose staying in means it won't come in contact with any diseases which is good.

Lockdown is inevitable. Probably within the next 24-48 hours.

MrsTumbletap Mon 23-Mar-20 18:43:50

There are still vets doing puppy vacs? I rang two today and they both definitely said they won't be.

If a pup is left unvaccinated is it putting the puppy at harm? Could they get any illnesses/diseases from not being vaccinated or will they be ok as long as they get them eventually?

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HaudMaDug Mon 23-Mar-20 19:03:29

Hi Op,

I'm in the same boat. New pup due to come home on11th April but If we go into lockdown and I cant travel to pick him up I've arranged with my breeder to keep hold of the wee man until things ease up a bit.
This may not get my pup vaccinated until get him home but will hopefully give him a little time to socialise with the other pups and dogs in their household as socialising a pup with social distancing in force will be tricky.
I've spent the last 2 months grieving and lonely since the loss my old lab and then my young pointador in the space of 3 weeks so lockdown would be disappointing but I'm expecting it.
Good luck with your new paws.

iVampire Tue 24-Mar-20 09:37:03

In amongst all the other Q&As on BBC this morning, they said that vets can stay open for urgent care and the supply of animal medicines

Routine checks and elective procedures should be postponed.

Immunisations (whether puppy or booster) not mentioned

nearlyfinished1moreyear Tue 24-Mar-20 09:41:41

Hi does anyone know how this will affect my pups vacs? She had 1 lot last week, to get KC next week and then last lot of jags 2 weeks after that? If vets stop doing vacs would she need to have the full course again from the beginning?

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