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    Hi All,

    I'm really looking forward to taking Barry for walks, he is 2 weeks out from his third vacc and is up to date with worming.

    Is it safe to take him on short walks and stick to the footpath or is it best to wait another 2 weeks and be sure??

    I don't want to do the wrong thing by him.

    K

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    I won't be any help to you as some people do and others don't. I feel it is up to you to make the decision. Would googling puppy vaccinations walks help I wonder? Vet sites may also have good information not just people's opinions.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrykins View Post
    Hi All,

    I'm really looking forward to taking Barry for walks, he is 2 weeks out from his third vacc and is up to date with worming.

    Is it safe to take him on short walks and stick to the footpath or is it best to wait another 2 weeks and be sure??

    I don't want to do the wrong thing by him.

    K
    It kinda depends on what vaccine has been used. If your puppy has been given Protech...my vet informed us that we could take Ruby out 5 days after second vaccination. Protech C7 is the best vaccine on the market apparently (going by what vet said).

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    Also depends on the area you live, lots of dogs could mean the area is "dirty". I"ve never had a problem taking pups out before all vacs have been done.

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    Thanks,

    Barry has had Protech C3 and also C5 for kennel cough.

    My understanding that as long as he's not licking bums and picking up other dogs poo he should be safe.

    I might try a 3-4 house walk and back to see what he's like.

    There are a lot of dogs in our area as i see them all going on walks pass our place, that would be a sign of responsible pet ownership and healthy dogs?

    Thanks again.

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    Hi, I live in a court and I took Rosie up and down the court a couple of times a day. If you are going to do it. Just make sure that you don't get distracted and let him sniff something bad. Actually, I would discourage any sniffing, whether it be tree or letterbox, coz you just never know. Also, you will have to be ready to pick your dog up if there is another one walking past.

    I believe the general concensus is "no". But we all do what we want in the end.

    Could a good game of fetch in the backyard suffice for now?

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    Everyone's different, but I wouldn't.

    To me, it makes the whole idea of giving them as much protection as possible via vaccination programs seem a waste of time and money to put any risk in the way.

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    Barrykins

    Have you enrolled in puppy pre-school at a local vet's place? They should be able to provide lots of help on subjects like this. It's not just for your puppy, it's for you as well.

    I didn't take Frosty for walks in public places until two weeks after her last vaccination - as recommended by my vet. I did do puppy pre-school.

    And I had puppy play dates with dogs I knew were wormed and vaccinated in our backyards. Somebody said that was still a risk depending on where the other dogs had been or what dogs had been visiting, but socialization is worth the risk. No socialization is almost as bad as puppy getting Parvo if you have to put it down because it attacks people and dogs.

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