Ok the pups went to the vet yesterday and he gave them some nemex and the label says give at 2,3,4,6,8 weeks 1cc for every 2pounds. Ok I got that but...I asked about puppy shots and he said NO. He told me I have to come back at 6 weeks because "you dont start puppy shots at 4 weeks you start at 6" I am confused as I thought they already had them at 2 weeks but when I called my cousin who took them for me she said nope they didnt get shots....So when is the appropriate time for puppy shots?
As posted above, 6 weeks is the absolute earliest you should give puppy shots, with 7 or 8 weeks being more common. You give 3 sets of shots starting at that age, about 3 weeks apart. No vet or knowledgeable breeder is going to give vaccinations to a puppy younger than that, unless the puppy has been completely abandoned by it's mother and has been bottlefed by humans basically since birth.
Nemex is a dog wormer for hookworm and roundworm in puppies, and most people do worm their puppies starting at about 2 weeks because they can get the worms from their mother (through nursing, actually).
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
yeah I was confusing what my fiance said about the de-worming and shots I thought shots were at 2 weeks so I found it weird that the vet said no but now I understand.I was trying to learn and retain too much too quick i guess and confused it all. LOL I took a half day at work for nothing to go to the vet but o-well better safe than sorry.
Also when I was at the vet it was packed and EVERYONE had to come see the pups...Do you think I was rude by asking all these people not to touch them? Almost all of them attempted to just reach and grab one. One lady brought her dog over saying look Sarge look at the puppies,she picked him up and tried to let him sniff my puppies and I politely said could you get your dog back please and she said "He is no harm to them, he is a puppy himself" I felt like everyone thought I was rude but they are so little I dont want everyone touching them.
Until puppies have had all their vaccinations that kind of exposure is a huge health risk for them because they haven't built up any immunity yet. People should not be randomly handling them and their dogs should not be sniffing at them. You were not wrong, you were just looking out for the best interest of your pups! People should respect that. I don't even like my adult dog near the other animals at the vet. You never know what they are in there for.
You are right to not want exposure to your pups. We just recently got over a big mess. One weekend I accompanied a friend of mine to several pet shops looking at birds. Some had puppies and of course I had to pet them. Then several days later I had several people come over to meet my dogs (people interested in one of my puppies are asked to come meet my crew even before any pups are available that way they can see what dachshunds are all about, also I can check them out too.)Anyhow, less than 2 weeks after these events almost ALL of my dogs, one day after another, came down with a virus of some sort. First, loss of appetite, then some mild vomiting, then god awful diarrhea for about 5 days straight. Some could barely make it to the door. I had several stool checks done several times for worms, cocci, and giardia because they kept coming back negative. My vet said that somehow a very contagious virus was transmitted to them. Beings that they have not been anywhere I am assuming it was brought here to them. I put everybody on albon and flagyl anyhow, which was not cheap by the way. Then the costs of several stool checks. What a nightmare that was! No more pet shops for me, ever! I say heck yeah, keep away from the babies!
That was my thoughts, possibly alot of them had sick dogs that being why they were at the vet and also parvo and other things can be carried on clothing and shoes.I just didnt expect to be rushed like that. I did in the end get a little rude because one pup was real fussy and my daughter got him out to hold him and he fell asleep on her and a lady litteraly grabbed him from my daughters lap and my daughter being only 7..well 8 tomorrow didnt say anything so when I noticed I said something and it came out kinda rude.
Next time we go I am gonna take them in a pet carrier that closes and put a sign on it DO NOT TOUCH.
I always call ahead when I am taking young pups to the vet so I can be taken into a exam room right away. After a previous bad experience with an idiot owner and an agressive dog, my vet and his staff would much rather have Me behind a closed door. I will warn a fool once then his life is in my hands.I see these macho types all the time with 15 feet of tow chain attached to their BAD dog. I am sooo not impressed.