Just bought a 9 mth old westie, she's hasn't had any injections or been wormed....is she okay to go into my garden yet? I will be seeking the help of a vet on Monday, but in the meantime can anyone please give me some advice....I've not had a dog for years and cant remember the puppy stage too well!
if you pup is 9months, and has not had any de-worming or shots, you are lucky it isnt dead yet. They should have been de-wormed before leaving the breeder, and also given at least one shot. The pup should have then gone to the vet to be checked for worms, and recieved shots at 12 and 16wks. Rabies is usually requried my law around 3-4 months depending on your state.
So to make a long story short, you are lucky you still have a healthy puppy.
First of all congratulations on your new puppy! I am no expert but if there have not been other dogs in your garden it should be safe. By that I mean other dogs that have not had their shots as the soil could harbor all sorts of nasty things. When we got our puppy the vet told us we could take her in our own yard until she had all her shots. Goot luck. I think Westies are very cute!