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Corky had his third set of vaccs on August 23. He will be due for his next set within the next few weeks.

We are going to take him to my Aunt and Uncle's house tomorrow. I don't plan on letting him run rampant in their yard or anything as they do have big dogs (who I assume are vaccinated). But I thought of taking him on a walk through the neighborhood on the sidewalk when he gets too rambunctious so he doesn't terrorize their house. I don't plan on letting him go in a yard, park or anything like that.

Is that safe with not having the final set of vaccs and his rabies shot yet? I have been so careful, probably overly so but I haven't let him roam anywhere besides our yard. He gets held if I take him somewhere.

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I would... but I'm a rebel.

I'm sure everyone else will tell you that you shouldn't. :D

You might consider taking some toys with you and just going into a back room where you can play with him and let him run around a bit if you're not comfortable taking him on a walk. That won't drain his energy as fast, but it will get a little of it out.
 

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Your dog COULD already be immune from the previous shots. It only takes one shot but they are given in a series for this reason: The mother gives the pups her immunity when they are born and while nursing.

At some point after they are weaned (before the 4 month mark) the immunity wears off. The shots given before this happens (and there in no way to tell when that happens) will not give the pup any immunity because the immunity the mother has given him will cancel out the shot. The shot given at 4 months ensures immunity. Then a booster is given at usually 1 year later (one year and 4 months old). It takes up to 3 weeks for a shot to give FULL immunity.

That, honestly, keeps your pup immune probably for life. Yearly vaccinations actually beat down a dogs immunity and do nothing to boost the immunity of the disease you are vaccinating for.

So, in essence you could give only two shots if you ended up getting a dog at 4 months or after and it was not vaccinated when you got it, one at 4 months and one at 1 year and 4 months.

As far as rabies, I would not give it another thought. He would have to get bitten by, or scratched by a rabid animal to get rabies. And...do not give the rabies shot at the same time as the other shot. They should be given 3 to 4 weeks apart because given both together is thought to be too much on the immune system.
 

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My dogs only usually get three set of Vaccinations and then at the next visit they get only rabies. If you have already received three series of shots then you dog should be fine unless you are not getting series and you are getting the shots one at a time, if this is so and the pup hasnt had all three series Parvo shots then I wouldnt take the chance. I know it only takes one Parvo shot to immunize but how do you know which one took? If it were me, jmo I wouldnt put mine on the ground anywhere except your own back yard until all three parvo vaccs were given. Unless ofcourse your doctor gived only Parvo after around the 4month old mark. JMO, I am scared to take chances with these little guys :wave:
 
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