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    Hi all,

    So I adopted my pup from the RSPCA about 2 weeks ago and the lady at the desk said she was fine to go near other dogs as she was 12 weeks old. I looked in her little passport and it had 2 stamps for vaccinations and the trainers I spoke to said the same thing.

    So off i went to dog training for the last 2 weeks. Today I took her to the vet for her booster only to find that it is really only one injection that she has had, and some sort of nasal something, and that she shouldn't be near other dogs until she has had not only todays vaccination but also next months. I asked the vet if she would be ok, seeing as how shes already been to training (obviously I wont take her back until next month) and she said yeah, probably...just wait and see.

    Now I'm a little worried that she could have caught something. Has anyone ever had anything like this before...or know anymore information. Am i just worrying for nothing...its just that shes my little baby and I dont want her to get sick.

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    The nasal thing is for Kennel Cough

    Honestly, socialisation of puppies at a young age is really important and they might have a lot of issues if you wait until they have all their vaccinations to do this. Does your dog training centre require proof of vaccination before dogs are allowed to attend? If so, I wouldn't be too worried. It's been quite a few years since I went to dog training but I think I remember having to show a vaccination card prior to starting. Obviously, don't socialise your puppy with dogs who haven't been vaccinated, but if you have friends etc with vaccinated dogs then it is very important your puppy gets play dates with them

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    The training club did say that they require all dogs to be vaccinated but no one ever checked any of our records so I dont know how thoroughly they are checking. Thanks for explaining the kennel cough
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    Before Mojos vac's where 100% i would take him into town and sit outside the library. All the noises, vehicles driving by, and people wanting to pat him paid of big time. He's not fazed by anything now and wants to play with other dogs rather than fight. I wouldnt be to fased about her getting crook unless she's been near a sick dog. Hard to tell i guess but socialising them now is more important in my books. Double check with the training place that they have or havnt checked for vac's.

    Just look for things like a sudden change in appetite, not drinking or drinking excessive amounts, sloppy poos that dont seem to firm after a few day, bloody or black poos arnt a good sign either and of course a nice little wet nose. They are like kids...when they are yours and you love them your gut knows when somthings not right. Until these type of things happen dont stress...just enjoy the bundle of fur....they grow up way to quickly.


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    I have just adopted a rescue pup and she had her second vaccination at 10 weeks old. This is when I usually give the second vaccination. I then wait about 5 days. I have only ever given my pups two puppy vaccinations.

    I know where the high risk parvo areas are and avoid those areas initially. When I lived in a high risk area once I used to carry my pup to busy areas and didnt put her on the ground. She still got to see plenty of action plus I took her to puppy school.

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    It's funny how the RSPCA lady seems to have a completely different take on vax than my vet and etc. I agree with the others - socialisation is more important, but if you can avoid unvaccinated dogs - until about two weeks after the last booster, that would be ideal. You may want to avoid places unvaccinated dogs might crap - or at least keep your dog from sniffing any dog poo (that's how they get parvo).

    I did puppy preschool at my vets - which may have been a problem if any dog had come in with parvo - but given they hold it after consults - they would know and be able to take precautions (clean with disinfectant). And all the puppies - were in the process of being vaccinated too. And I did puppy play dates too. But you could also go to places with lots of people and not many dogs and practice getting your dog used to people and random noise. Like Sean said. I didn't do this much - well we avoided traffic. But we did go watch quite a few games of cricket and football, and let some of the local primary school kids give her a pat - one at a time, at the park.

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    I wouldn't take any notice of what the R$PCA says, when you got your puppy the first thing you do is take puppy to your vet for a check up etc.
    My last GSD puppy Tara didn't go anywhere until she had her last C5 vac at 16 wks and then I waited two weeks more just to be sure, as protection against Parvo is more important.... waiting a little longer to socialize your pup won't kill it but Parvo will... IMO it's not worth the risk.
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    Not only is it best to wait for the next lot of vaccinations, you should also wait a week after that.
    If you can wait two weeks then that's even better, according to our vet.

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