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???
Thanks for your opinions