11-19-2016, 09:09 PM
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the number of vaccines your puppy gets is not nearly as important as the age your puppy gets the last one. Time and time again I see dogs show up with parvo that got their 'last' vaccine weeks prior to their 16th week of age. Unfortunately most 'directions' given by the vaccines companies do not specify 16 weeks as an important milestone, and often site 12 weeks as the most important one (yet experience AND research has shown over and over again that this is most certainly not the case... no idea why the vaccine companies do not adopt the newer (now over 20 years old) recommendations... but their loss as most will agree to at least help pay for a dog's treatment that gets parvo despite getting all the vaccines They recommended.
So I would NOT be comfortable advising ANY dog to be walked about until they had received a vaccines at 16 weeks of age or later (for Parvo). However, I understand there are places in the world where parvo is a rare disease, and walking a puppy about is a minimal risk. But there in So California, there are few places that would fit that description.