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    Hi,

    Crested, thanks for the tip re immunization - I was going to ask at the appointment how long the vacc would need before it took effect, my appt is on the 16th...

    There is no fenced area, there is a huge grass manacured paddock in front - this is where she intended to go. so if I have to wait a further three weeks from now, I think I may ask about getting my money back and attending a different puppy class, ensuring it is inside.

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    So I rang their sister clinic and asked their opinion of what was taking place without telling them where we were enrolled and the vets there indicated that it was certainly not good practice, and it was not recommended. i then told them where we were going and they were quite shocked. I've enrolled in the rspca classes in february, I'll just have to work hard at the socialisation once Barney is fully vaccinated.

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    oh what a mix up!

    the trainer just called me and their receptionist told me porkies, and they won't go outside until ALL dogs have had their booster.

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    I would take mine outside.

    I take my babies outside and round the streets pretty much from day 1. Admitedly, initially we mostly go to the beach at low tide but after that we go anywhere.

    When I was 10 we had a pup contract parvo at 8 or 9 weeks old with no vaxs

    My girl Chevy, after being fully immunised contracted parvo at 6 months.

    After Chevy, I stopped vaccinating altogether until we moved to Oz and they had to be done to be shipped here. Now we keep it up because if we go away we dont have anyone to leave them with so they need to go to a kennel.

    In sayign that though, they are both late for their yearly boosters. Barney was due in july and Pippi was due in Sept/oct. Im not concerned they are late, as ive had a dog contract parvo after being fully immunised I dont hold all that much faith in them, especially considering he got it fully vax'd yet the next 3 dogs who werent vax never got it despite me unknowingly (initially) taking them to a parvo ridden (apparently) park to play all the time.


    My mum never vaxd either. IMO they will build up their own immunity as mums immunity leaves them

    But it has to be what YOU feel comfortable with ater doing a bit of research.

    In regards to your friend havign parvo in her back yard, there is some stuff you can get to treat the backyard...I dont know what it is called though sorry LOL

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    You can treat parvo in the backyard with a product called Virkon S. But I dn't know what effect it may have on lawn etc, and how well it will work if the parvo organisms are deep in the soil.

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    OT, but Lala, I read a few articles from vets claiming yearly boosters are unnecessary. Some claim they don't need boostsers at all after their puppy shots. Others recommend 2-yearly (or was it 3?) repeats. But I don't know what the exact requirements are when they say "vaccinations up to date" at kennels, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    OT, but Lala, I read a few articles from vets claiming yearly boosters are unnecessary. Some claim they don't need boostsers at all after their puppy shots. Others recommend 2-yearly (or was it 3?) repeats. But I don't know what the exact requirements are when they say "vaccinations up to date" at kennels, etc?
    There is a lot of research now that says dogs only need 3 yearly boosters up until about 7 years old and after that nothing.

    Kennels require that all dogs have up to date yearly vaccinations. They do not recognise the 3 yearly ones at this stage.

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    I do them every 3 years as Lala says. Mine are vaccinated at 8, 12, 16 weeks and then a booster at 12 months. After that they get vaccinated at 4 and 7 years and then that's it unless I need to board them at a kennel.

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