Weve been getting him out and about, and took him to daycare!it was just next week i was concerned about, this time next week he will be fully vaccinated.
Not sure about sister in laws dog, she posted on facebook about needing a guard dog, then about a cute puppy, then puppy was put down, the whole thing was an irresponsible debacle, she is 22 and lives in darwin.
This time next week we will bw off to the park and arounfpd our neighborhood, ill probably have to carry him for most of it!
[QUOTE Originally Posted by Apuppyforme
The vets waiting area is steralized at the end of each day. My sister in laws puppy died from parvo and she cannot get another as it lives in the soil in her backyard.][/QUOTE]
I use to work in a vet clinic as a kennel attendant, most clinics will have it's own "quarrantine" area separate from the clinic and are usually bought in from a rear entrance. So highly unlikely a dog would catch parvo from a clinic if they follow proper procedures.
You never know what some idiots do before they go into the vet surgery though, letting a potential parvo case toilet outside the vets before they go in and not letting the staff know. The waiting room is sterilized, and they may have a quarantine area, but as said you don't know what the owners let the dog do before they went in.
If the pup was fully vacinated then it's fine but I don't think it's too precious to not want my 8 week old pup going outside a vets office for training.
Just an FYI, when you say fully vaccinated this time next week do you mean he's going IN for his vaccination or you got him done last week? It takes 2 weeks for a vaccination to be fully effective from the time it's administered.
I'm wth Crested. Inside the vets yes. But wth baby puppies I avoid any high traffic dog areas, or any areas where sick dogs are likely to have been.
Outside a vet clinic is most definitely a potentially contaminated area.
Yes you can't completely isolate them. But there are areas that can easily be considered higher risk than normal.
I've seen parvo take out puppies and I hope I never have to again. If that means my pups socialise in areas that have lesser chances of contamination then that's what they will do.
I was paranoid about parvo with my puppy aswell because a cousin of mine lost her puppy to it, and i have not had a dog in about 6 or so years. So wanted to make sure that she only was around animals that i know have had shot and everything. It just made me feel better. I don't think you're being that precious... It's just like having a new human baby. You fuss about and worry. lol.
Natty and Crested. Vets have "backyards" where dogs are taken to toilet etc whilst staying at the clinic. These yards are generally fully fenced so a client couldnt just let a dog toilet there before entering the clinic. I would say this is the area the instructor intends to use. Not a peice of land in front of the clinic where everyone can walk past or up to the pups etc.
Jeez the vets where you live must be good. We have three vet clinics in the town i live in and not one is fenced off for doggy training..
Same with the clinic i use to work at, the RSPCA use to keep the cats/dogs they had up for adoption at the clinic, people knew to go to the vet's to check out what the SPCA had up for offer (small rural town) and i use to take them out back to our yard and supervise them whilst they had a good sniff and play, however our puppy classes were always kept inside the clinic
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