|Barked: Sun Jun 16, '13 11:12pm PST |
|That's the point I don't get at ALL. If this is such a large concern, take the puppy at a later (and many would say more appropriate) age. Why take them early, away from the socialization of their litter (which is the optimum) in order to have them in an environment where there must be some restrictions? Why not just take them later I do, and then don't have to restrict at all. If these things concern you so, you could just have the puppy titered.
And I have to correct, as regards the following....."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."
This is NOT accurate. And honestly, OP, for all your storming about people being responsible and that they should know better, it is ironic to me as a past breeder that you do not know the following yourself :
Colostrum is availed in first milk, and it is only through the first couple of days that this can be absorbed. Not only from the dam side (when this can be absorbed), but on the puppy side....were in a few weeks the pup to be placed on another new mom for more antibodies, he would be unable to absorb them. There is no continuous supply of colostrum through mother's milk. It's like a power shot in the beginning, when the puppy's system will absorb the antibodies. These slowly taper, leaving a dangerous window where the antibodies are not strong enough to protect the puppy any longer, and yet are strong enough to conquer the vaccine. Having a mother-to-be's titers tested before whelp can often be an indicator how strong their initial immunity will be, and provide at least a gauge as to when first immunizations are advisable.
Puppies ON a mother are still potentially vulnerable unless her titers were high.
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