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Default Vaccines- when are they protected?

I suppose this could be a controversial discussion, it isnt my intention to start a big debate, Im just wondering what everyone thinks...
You always hear that puppies shouldnt be on the ground in parks, etc until theyve had all of their shots, but I know not all of us are comfortable with some of the possible risks that can be associated with vaccines and choose not to have their chis fully vaccinated. Ive also noticed several people say that even without yearly boosters, etc, their chis are fully protected from just their first vaccines. This just leads me to wonder, at what point are they really protected?
We had Reese and Leo into the vet about a week and a half ago, Reese to get his knees checked and nails clipped, and Leo for an exam and his second round of shots, and a worming. Our vet is great, and also family, they charge us cost for everything so I know they arent driven by profit, so when they said they wouldnt recommend taking Leo to parks, etc until after his next round I know they have only his safety and health in mind. I guess Im just hoping for a persuasive, and different opinion, lol. I would really like to get him out to the park with Reese and Miley within the next week or two while we still have nice weather and while he is still young enough to get the full benefits of socialization. Of course, while socialization is important, it isnt as important as his life, so if he is still at risk of Parvo and that sort of thing, Ill be good and hold off.
He is just over 3 months, has had his first two rounds, so how protected is he really? Is it only safe after ALLLL the shots are done, or is this just popular opinion among vets???
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lol i think this type of post has been posted way too many times here. my opinion is just get all the puppy shots done~ the whoele puppy pack vaccination and if they go in water then get that other one im too lazy to think of the name right now~ and of course get a rabies shot if u live near wildish animals like raccoon,s opposums, and other furry critters that can carry rabies, not sure about the "kennel cough" prevention one as my guy has mild kennel ciough when i got him and was cured by himself....

he's only had his major puppy shots includin de-wormings, rabies once, and thats it! healthy as can be ^_^

so much freakin controvery rises from the booster shots yearly to get or not on google. i just didn't bother to get anymore...i know my boy is strong!



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Yes Im sure its come up before
I plan on getting him all of his shots, Im just wondering when hes actually protected, if it would be reasonably safe to take him to parks now or not. I feel so bad leaving him when we go, and he would really benefit from meeting some new people and new doggies. I remember seeing Heather post about Zoey having the titer test and being fully protected without boosters etc, and it made me wonder whether Leo is well protected already or not.
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Katy in the uk we have 2 sets of jabs one at 8 weeks one at 10 from 11 weeks they are out and about
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Thanks Sarah! Ha Ive really just been waiting around to go hoping someone would say something like that so I would feel ok about bringing him along. If it works in the UK it works for me!
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Your pup is exposed to as much at the Vets office, as he would be at the park. But I think most suggest finishing their puppy series before taking them out just to be safe.



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Katy, I follow Jean Dodd's core vaccine schedule:

Vaccination Schedule Recommendations For Dogs

Puppy vaccination series is generally 8, 12, and 16 weeks. I would wait for the second vaccination before taking them out.
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For me, personally, from here on out, I will vaccinate for Parvo at 5 weeks, but nothing else. At 12 weeks they will be given their combination vaccine for Distemper, Adenovirus & Parvo, and that's it! Rabies at 6 months and not a day sooner. After the first year I will just titer test every 2-3 years to see immunity levels. I plan to eventually breed/raise puppies, and won't sell them before 13 weeks so that their shots are DONE. If they want a final puppy vac at 16 weeks, its then their choice, but I don't believe it's necessary after the research I've done.

Leo probably is safe, but I say it's better to be safe than sorry. I bet your town has some kind of socialization puppy classes that he might be able to go to indoors to be sure he's socialized properly? That being said, on cemented walks/sidewalks, I've walked my dogs from 8 weeks on up. I just don't allow them in the grass where it's much higher risk

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