Hey all! I'm new around here, and have found some awesome information. However, I had a specific question that I was looking for advice on
We got Piper when she was 5 weeks old, she is now 7 weeks 2 days. We know we got her too young, but it was a rescue situation and it was how it needed to be. She is a lab mix.
I took her to the vet two weeks ago and he gave her the first round of shots and deworming. I asked the vet when it would be ok for her to play with other vaccinated dogs in a controlled environment. Since she was so little when she got the first round of shots, he is breaking her shots down into 4 instead of 3, and she will get her last round of shots at 17 weeks. He told me she could not play with any other dogs until two weeks after her last shots, which would be 19 weeks.
This is really concerning to me, because I feel like she lost out with 3 weeks with her litter, and then she will be almost 5 months old before she can play with another dog?? Socialization is really important to us.
I have no intention of taking her to Petsmart or the dog park, or letting her play with dogs we don't know. However, we have a ton of friends who are responsible dog owners and who have fully vaccinated dogs.
Any thoughts on when it would be ok for her to play with other vaccinated dogs?