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Old 12-29-2012, 04:05 AM
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Bell is going to the vet for her first DHLPP tomorrow. She is 8 weeks old right now. I understand she will need two more spaced out at 12 and 16 weeks of age. At what point is she protected and it will be safe to go around other dogs?
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She will need her full series of vaccines, so probably around 4 months old once she has had her full series, this is just to be on the safe side.
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Yes, I wouldn't take her around other dogs until she is fully vaccinated.
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I agree. No public areas where there were potentially other dogs until fully vaccinated. Better safe than sorry in my opinion. I'd never risk it, especially with nasty Parvo.
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My puppy got her DHLPP from the breeder at 8 weeks. Had it been my choice, it would only have been Parvo & Distemper. I took her for another (Parvo & Distemper ONLY) at 12 weeks. I would never repeat DHLPP or do any other combo, personally. At 16 weeks, I did a vaccine titre. She was immune, so a third shot would have been unnecessary. Dogs do not all need 3 puppy vaccines. MOST DO NOT! Most dogs are immune from the second shot, and MANY the first. If I were to do it again, I'd hold off on the 12 week shot and titre at 16 weeks, ideally avoiding both second and third traditional shots.

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I started typing and realized I was repeating everything Jayar said. Well said!! Just get what you need not what the vet say you need. I wanted to add my first chi Gino had to be put to sleep just before his second bday from autoimmune disease he got from his "recommended annual vaccines."


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Zorana, we suspect the puppy's immune issues (Juvenile Cellulitis) were from a reaction to her vaccines, now that we have done more research.

Thankfully, she's getting so much better! She has scar tissue on the ducts in both eyes so her tears don't drain properly. It will be a surgery, once her prednisone is done. She'll be on prednisone for another couple of months. All because of vaccines.

(Unconfirmed that it is because of vaccines, but from our research it seems to be either suspected vaccine related or hereditary... And the breeder has been breeding for over a decade, owned/personally knew my puppy's parents, grand parents, and great grandparents. She carefully tracks all the litters, so knows our pup's brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles... No immune issues throughout the whole family tree. She was SHOCKED to hear what we were going through with our girl. So I will have to attribute it to vaccine, given the timing of onset)

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I have taken my babies to 'puppy school' after their 1st vaccine. Never heard of a puppy that got sick with going to puppy school as long as they had their 1st. Then of course if you want to titer them, that's up to you. It was cheaper just to go ahead and give the third. NO lepto at all.
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