fudge

can puppies who have had there first vac go for a walk after it rains as there is no dirt on the ground

i have a 9 week old jack russel puppy who loves going out for walks he has had his first vac and i thought could he go out after it rains so he wont sniff or lick anything dirty


Asked by fudge on Apr 3rd 2010 in Vaccinations
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Tux

While a ran may wash viruses away, it is still dangerous for a young puppy to sniff around where strange dogs have eliminated. I was disappointed to see the one answer to your last question talking about socialization with other dogs. While that is important, if a puppy was left with its litter and mother until at least 6 weeks, it should be well socialized with other dogs. It is time to be learning to live with people and their world. So yes, take him out for walks. Avoid parks where there are other dogs. Walk places where there are paved sidewalks and people. Don't let him sniff poles and other things that attract dogs to mark. Politely excuse yourself and go on without letting him greet other dogs. Never again will your dog accept new things as well as now.


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Jack

You have a very young puppy. I would wait until he's has his last round of shots before taking him out on walks in public areas.

Rain can actually INCREASE the chances of disease being present as some bacteria and viruses live not only in dirt, but thrive in moist environments.

The idea situation is if you can find friends who have safe, vaccinated dogs or puppies and have them come to your house for safe play dates for socialization. That's the best of both worlds.


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Dieta

rain doesn't wash away the parvo disease.
see link again. Unfortunely , many canine disease and even human diseases and parasites survive for years in the dirt.

workingdogs.com/parvofaq.htm


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