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    It's been two weeks since Lacey had her second parvo shot, and she hasn't been allowed onto the grass since. Is it okay for her to go down onto it now? She's getting to be a ****, she is only allowed to really run when she goes out, about every second day sometimes more. She is getting exercised in play and training too, though. So should it be okay for her to go out on the lawn now?

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    A lot of people are against my train of thought.......I let my pups go on any area that gets hit by the sun (for the best natural cleansing in the world) straight away.
    To me Socialising and getting a dog familiar is of the upmost importance in those important weeks 8-14.....I would rather risk (and I can see the flames a coming) a possible illness, then not socialising.
    I have had many dogs since the eighties and many newfies and work dogs. I do avoid places where It think there may be stray dogs, but i go to places, like our obedience Club, where I know dogs are vaccinated. And yes there is grass. I want my puppies to see as many people, walk on as many surfaces and meet as many dogs in controlled groups and under control as possible.
    Especially because I like a larger breed, to me a dog being happy around anything is much more important.
    Our Breeder now even has other dogs with her pups after the age of four weeks. other male and females interact with the litter. She also put her puppies out in a large paddock (well fenced) where they get to investigate, they are near sheep and other livestock. This makes for the most happy, secure, non nervous, non anxious and friendly dogs.
    As from a health knowledge point of view. I do a lot of infection control work. Concrete and such, especially timber can hold viruses just as long as grass. unless the other surfaces are constantly disinfected. And then you have to think what the chemicals could do to your gorgeous looking puppy long term. So we could start another thread on worries about chemicals and young puppies

    I am not being light hearted about this, but I still think the most likely place your puppy will catch anything is, when you visit the vet, another thing to worry about.
    That is where our last pup got a dose of kennel cough, but because she was on VitC, we hardly noticed. But a whole lot of other dogs got very sick. there is just too much to worry about. Summer time is less likely, when it is hot and dry. Hot and dry is not good for viruses to survive on surfaces.
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    You do make excellent points Boxerini,

    I however do warn buyers to be careful about where pups go until at least that second shot, on our own place which is very large and well fenced ect we let pups out on dirt and grass, but do not let either strange dogs or people in, over a twenty year period we have had Pavro three times here, each time was when had allowed strangers out near our kennels, or in the house when baby pups are in here still with us 24/7 as they are at first.

    Or, on one occasion when a tenant on the next door block sneaked two pig dog pups home,(against his tenancy agreement) both had Parvo and it managed to get through our fence and infect a litter of pure Neos we had at the time, there were only two, one died, one lived, I think flies bought it in as there was no direct contact between us and those pups.

    While we do let them out and about and let them mix with other dogs of our own we do not let either people or other dogs in, as to the chemical thing I think they are indeed very bad and possibly exposure to them will eventually to be proven a cause in the huge number of dogs with allergies and even many cancers.

    You do have until a pup is up to 16 weeks old to do serious socialisation, I prefer to be cautious here because we live in a town where Parvo is rampant.

    And a big yes about the vets, our vet does our vaccinations in our car, I seldom ever take a pup into the surgery.

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    Minibulls mum, do you even keep them separate after the second lot of vaccinations?
    We never have strange dogs near ours before eight weeks and second vaccination, but i was wondering what you do after 2nd vacc's and known dogs.
    Also i suppose we live Rural, though the obedience dogs are townies
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    I don't even vaccinate after 3 years as mine rarely have contact with other dogs. They never have in the last 15 months except for when I had to board the 2 pups at 9 months of age. (now 14 months) Now that they are looked after here I may stop after next year.
    I do ring the vet to check parvo status with his surgery if mine have to go in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post
    Minibulls mum, do you even keep them separate after the second lot of vaccinations?
    We never have strange dogs near ours before eight weeks and second vaccination, but i was wondering what you do after 2nd vacc's and known dogs.
    Also i suppose we live Rural, though the obedience dogs are townies
    We do not really keep them apart from our own dogs, just outsiders, I do believe that flies can carry the virus through fences so no point in separtion from our own dogs,

    We do not vaccinate old dogs, our old pensioners do not get done and have never been any problem, we do give all younger dogs their boosters and all pups who are to stay with us have three, then yearly boosters until at least 5 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    I don't even vaccinate after 3 years as mine rarely have contact with other dogs. They never have in the last 15 months except for when I had to board the 2 pups at 9 months of age. (now 14 months) Now that they are looked after here I may stop after next year.
    I do ring the vet to check parvo status with his surgery if mine have to go in.
    You are probably quite safe with Cattle
    Dogs DD, ours are not so tough and have low immune systems to start with

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    I'm, terrible. My dogs go on the grass in the yard the minute they get home regardless of the status of their vax's.

    This could be due to the fact that previous to 2 years ago (when we move dto Oz) we didn't vaccinate our dogs at all past one or two puppy shots and used to take them to the beach, river, park whereever so I am still used to that line of thought even though we now vax.

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