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    James sounds like a real go get em type and should enjoy his weekend away enormously.

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    Your pup is not immune after the first vaccination. Two weeks after the second vaccination, he will be immune. The third injection is what provides long term immunity.

    Basically, the first injection is the first time pup's immune system has seen the viruses, it takes awhile to learn the virus and produce antibodies against it. The second time it only takes days for pup to recognise the viruses again and make the antibodies. The third time ensure pup makes cells called 'Memory T cells' which are what will recognise the viruses quickly and stimulate a response to kill the virus before pup gets sick.

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    Then why is it that older dogs get 2 only and are then due a year later?

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    When I got Keeda she already had her first vaccination and was walking around the neighborhood with me on the second day I had her. Thankfully she didn't get so much as a doggy sniffle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Then why is it that older dogs get 2 only and are then due a year later?
    Not completely sure on that one. I'd assume that its because there immune system is already developed enough that the 2nd shot is enough to give longer term immunity.

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    Mine had them at 4 and 5 months.

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    This is his second vaccination, Zifnab. His vet said to give him a couple of days and then he can start heading out in our local area.

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    I'm afraid I couldn't tell you - will have a look at his vaccination record in the morning. Is there a great deal of variation between manufacturers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Lol. My human kids are 9 and 14, so I can't remember what age they were when they had all their vaccinations.

    I didn't keep them locked up at home though, I do remember that. They went everywhere with me, either in the pram or backpack. They didn't die. Yes, I took the risk.

    Life is one big risk, really.
    Bloody brilliant response!
    Twas all getting a tad precious. Its a dog, its got an immune system from mum and some vaccinations. Chill.
    My human children are 24, 21, 14, vaccinated, and allowed to play in all manner of yards, they needed to be exposed to new germs, to grow the wonderful immune systems they now all have. Your pup is the same.

    But incidently. I took our pup after the vaccinations, to a camping holiday. A 12 week GSD pup, drew a lot of attention, food, children, other dogs, strangers, all of whom loved him. Best socialisation exercise ever! The dog is truly bomb proof as a result around as many weird experiences as i can throw him at. Does not bat an eyelid at anything.

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    An observation.

    I work in mental health/drug and alcohol field. I see many homeless folk.
    I see their dogs too. They are some of the nicest best socialised dogs, BECAUSE they are exposed to so many strangers, situations, drug and alcohol clinics, addicts etc. Again, bomb proof.
    They walk on heal, no leash. or a bit of rope.
    They are never fat.
    They are glossy.
    Have you ever noticed how good, homeless folks dogs are?
    I have

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