|Barked: Sun Jun 16, '13 8:09am PST |
|When a mother is feeding her puppies there is a secretion of Colorstrum in the milk. The Colorstrum is full of antibodies for the pups which fights off disease. Once the pups are weaned from their mother the Colostrum level decreases which in turn increases risk of disease to the puppies. Even when there is still even a slight amount of Colostrum in the pup's body systems after weaning this will decrease their 1st set of vaccinations to prevent disease. I think it is a major risk to socialize a pup until they have had their full set of inoculations at 16-weeks of age and I still would use caution afterward. I already lost a dog to a fatal disease and I will be darned if I lose my new baby. I live in an apartment complex with idiots. They do not stop to think my pup's immune system is still low and she could acquire diseases quickly and easily. They think they can just approach my puppy to play with her and invite their dogs to join in on the play. They think puppies are some kind of toy and do not think of the responsibilites of keeping a puppies health in check. Then these people get bent out of shape or take offence when I tell them they can't be around my pup. I don't care! It's my fur baby and not theirs. When I see someone appraoching my pup and me, I will quickly reenter my apartment. It is bad enough my puppy has to be in the environment that can be contaminated with disease such as in grass, plants, the air we breath in, but then these idiots bring their pets over. Not only pets can carry diseases, but humans can to. I read on a post on this site that people can be invited to come over and see your new puppy. Well, people can carry disease on their clothing and other articles. Humans are no safer than their pet visiting your new pup. What makes me laugh is they tell me their pet is vaccinated. So, big deal. It doesn't mean their pet hasn't been in contact with sickly animals and their pet can pick up the disease, not get sick themselves, but can or will spread a disease or diseases to my pup. It's called cross-contamination or dissemination. I have researched this all while in medical school and my years in the medical field. People do not think, period. They make poor judgment from their own stupidity. They take things with a grain of salt. Well, not me. As I said I lost a close and I mean very close fur baby and I will not lose another one. Those of you that take it lightly then I feel sorry for you. The reckless one's who take no precautions are the one's who will lose their fur babies. I will have sympathy for your puppy, but no sympathy for you when you could or should I say should have taken responsibility for your puppy. I lost my fur baby to Histoplasmosis (fungal lung cancer) and there is no vaccination for it. Our fur babies can pick up diseases easily, quickly, and they be rip away from us in the snap of a finger. The one's not protecting their fur babies or lack respect for those who do protect their fur babies are reckless and it shows me they really do not care all that much for their own fur babies when they don't safeguard them. Would you take your human baby/child on outings around sickly people without your baby/childs immunizations? I think not. Same thing for furry babies. If you love your pet then you should take responsibility to protect them.
Go ahead and socialize them, but don't bring your dog around my puppy or there will be you know what to pay by me and not just me, but others who have witnessed my loss of a fur baby. How hard it is to protect them to disease compared to them suffering and being sick for the rest of their lives from Parvo or other diseases and let's not let us forget the costs involved to save a dog from something such as Parvo and/or other diseases. The fur baby didn't come into this world to be harmed by disease that should have been prevented by responsible pet owners. They came into this world to love us unconditionally and we return the love to them.