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  1. Can I take my 9 week old puppy to the park & keep her on a blanket?

    Puppy Help
    My boyfriend is participating in a COVID-safe softball game at Prospect Park and I would love to be able to go and watch and bring our new puppy. She is 9 weeks old and is up to date on her 6 week & 8 week vaccinations (bordatella). She is due for distemper at 12 weeks. I’m hoping I can bring...
  2. Over-vaccinating my puppy?

    Dog Health
    Hi! I have an almost 12 week old puppy. He was vaccinated twice by his breeder, once at 5 weeks because his litter was quite large and a second when he was 8 weeks old. We waited 4 weeks and got his third (and I was told final) vaccination today, but the vet informed us that they wanted to do 2...
  3. Vaccination schedule for a rescue adult Dog

    New Additions
    Hello, I am most likely rescuing an adult German Shepherd, may be a mix, I don't know. She is an adult, and the person who found her has tried to reunite her with her owner, but no luck. So, I am likely to adopt her, because, I have been looking to adopt for a while. As the dog does not have...
  4. Does my puppy really need five booster shots?

    Dog Health
    Hi, I'm a new member here, a recent immigrant to the US, and a new puppy parent. Being new to the US and having a new puppy is more challenging than I thought, and I hope to get some good advice here. Not having a job yet, I do have a lot of time and energy to spend on my pup, though, so it's...
  5. Suggestions needed!

    Dog Health
    I recently found 2 dogs on the side of the road and decided to keep them after being unable to locate their owners, if they even had any. One is a 80 lb lab and the other is a 70 boxer. They are both girls and the vet said they were around two. I have had them for a few months now and I take...
  6. Vet providing conflicting information on shots and socialization

    Dog Health
    The details: we have an 8 week old puppy who has had two distemper shots, and two combination shots for parvo, etc. We scheduled an appointment with the vet and I was told that they wanted to wait 4 weeks until his next distemper shot, and that they likely wouldn't do another combination shot...
  7. Where should I keep my puppy?: new pup and an anti-vax mother!

    New Additions
    Hi all, I'm about to adopt a puppy and am really unsure where to keep her. Unfortunately, my current place won't allow a puppy (which is not clear from the lease, and I didn't realize when I agreed to adopt), but I'm moving to a new home with a yard and everything in about a month. In the...
  8. Yorkie recently started being aggressive towards dogs

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My yorkie (Caillou) is a year and eight months. He has always been around a lot of people and around dogs (dog parks & neighbor dogs) and always been super friendly. About 6 weeks ago he started being aggressive towards other dogs and growling at people. What concerns me most is the way he...
  9. Introduction to the Forum and Juvenile Dog health/inoculation questions

    Hello all, My name is Adam, I have had dogs in my life since birth, (my father was a police officer and had a working German Shepard) my parents also owned labs, dalmations and fox terriers growing up. For the first time in my adult life I have a dog and recently opted to adopt an...
  10. Shots Frequency?

    Dog Health
    sorry if there's already a thread for this but new dog owner here, and we adopted our dog in the beg. of july this year. she came with papers and utd on shots [fixed & chipped too!] but for the shots portion.. i'm wondering how often you guys do it, i think rabies vacc is required yearly but...
  11. Bordetella vaccination and drug question

    Dog Health
    (Josh, 9YO Terrier, Rescued) He got Rabies and DHHP vaccination in November prior to his adoption. But he didn't get an update for Bordetella, even though it's also been 1 year. How often should a dog be vaccinated for Bordetella? Also, his records show he was given Drontal Plus Canine 22mg...
  12. 12 wk old puppy diagnosed with Liver Shunt - PLEASE HELP

    Dog Health
    Hi, my 12 week old puppy has just been diagnosed with a liver shunt, going through the centre of his liver. It only appeared after his puppy vaccinations, and initally we believed the symptoms to be a nasty result of the jabs. He is currently at a specialists vets receiving medication and I got...
  13. Vaccinations - it is time again or is it?

    Dog Health
    Mimi is due to have her second heartworm vaccination next week - nine months after she had the first one. I read that vaccinations for dogs should only be given every two or three years. What should I do? To vaccinate or not to? :ponder: