So i adopted a "8" week old shepherd mix and then after a week i take her to get her 2nd set of shots and learn she is 15 weeks old.... She better still be a shepherd mix also cause my vet says she is pit mix.. :(
So they only gave her 1st set and then when her second set was due on feb 5th they just never gave them to her. Now she has had her second set for a little over one week, can she get her third set so i can start socializing her and walking her? I'm leaving for out of town for the weekend with her and it would be much easier if she was able to do everything..
It is very important to follow your vet's vaccine protocol. overvaccinating or giving vaccines too soon is more likely to cause problems than help your puppy. The normal time between vacciniations is 3-4 weeks
It is too soon to vaccinate her again. The reason for the spacing between vaccinations is that mom's immunity protects the pups in the beginning. But somewhere between the time they are born and 16 weeks of age that immunity runs out. It is not certain exactly when mom;s immunity runs out so that is why they are boostered every 3-4 weeks until they are 16 weeks of age. So that way at some point the vaccine will compensate for the mom's immunity running out even when we don't know when that window is.
you didn't state exactly what she would be doing while you are away. If she will be visiting other dogs, as long as they have their shots she should be fine interacting with them. If she is kept away from high dog trafficked areas, like dog parks and pet stores she should also be fine.
If you can post pictures to a web hosting site like photobucket and then paste a link of her picture here, maybe we can help determine what type of mix she is.
THERE MUST BE 3 TO 4 WEEKS BETWEEN EACH VACCINATION. No she cannot get any more right now, it doesn't matter how old she is. It has only been 1 week since her last vaccination. If you rush the vaccines, you can do more harm than good. If you don't believe us, ask your vet or do some online research on the dangers of overvaccinating. Be patient and do things right. You can socialize your puppy by having friends come to your house, taking her to visit your friends and family and and taking her with you on car rides to the bank, and other quick errands for the next few weeks.
You do have to space out those shots, or it can cause real problems. I have to agree with the vet, very possibly a pit or am staff mix. Of course saying that from the pic, someone could guess the other white dog a pit mix also. The coloring is really very pit/am staff looking. I wouldn't worry though, both breeds make excellent pets.
the white puppy or the big white dog? i hope the puppy lol ya i guess i see how she could be part pit but the others in the litter look like shepherds cause of they brown and black coloring.. I guess whatever she is she'll still be my perfect pet!
We got a dog a year ago which was a "shepard mix' - and she probably was part shepard. But it also became evident that she also had a lot of pit bull in her. She has been the best, frienldiest, most social, obediant, loving dog I ever jhave known. Don't worry about the exact mix our what your pre-conceived notions might be. In fact - we are looking for another dog and now are more than open to a pit bull mix. My conception of the breed (and everyone that knows my dog and has had a prejudice against pits) has changed completely. (Of course, probably still a good idea to avoid ones bred for fighting, wearing spiked collars and owned by guys with mohawks. . .