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cecily
20th December 2006, 07:54 AM
... and last for a while PG :xfngr: :xfngr: :xfngr: :xfngr: :xfngr: :xfngr: :xfngr: :xfngr: :xfngr: :xfngr: :xfngr:

Dougal is a beautifully healthy puppy. He's currently 3 and a half kg with plenty of skin to grow into :lol: My God did he cry though when he got microchipped!! :( :lol:

Our vets were VERY surprised though that he'd already had his first 7 in 1. As I said before with the last puppies the vets were doing a three stage vaccination. A small shot around 6-8 weeks, the 7 in one at 12 weeks and a final shot two weeks after that.
They thought Dougal was extremely young to have had his 7 in 1 (at 9 weeks of age).

Anyway he said it's OK to bring Dougal out and about from now on. Now, I didn't like to question a vets professional opinion, but is this the norm? I rememer having to wait a couple of weeks after Aggie's last vaccination and most books say 12 weeks, but then he was that bit earlier getting his vaccinations.

Vaccination was taken in his stride and he's a bundle of energy this morning. He's also the first pup ever that hasn't had diarrhea constantly for the first week. Firm poos!!!! :w**h**:

brid kenny
20th December 2006, 08:54 AM
Great to hear he's getting on well.
As far as i know after 2 weeks after vac they can go out.
How's he getting on with the heartbeat?

Lisa_T
20th December 2006, 12:16 PM
I think it depends on when the final puppy vacs are given. Amber had all of hers done by the time she was ten and a half weeks, so after a couple of days settling in time she was out and about with me in her bag. Which she's now outgrown :x . It's funny how some pups have such strong tummies, isn't it? Holly's was always rather soft, but not actual runs. Amber's have beenperfect from day one.

Long may it continue :lol: :lol:

Delighted that your pup is so healthy :jump:

Barbara Nixon
20th December 2006, 12:20 PM
I'd wait longer as there's no harm in being extra cautious. I always add an extra week to what our vet recommends.

judy
21st December 2006, 06:37 AM
Firm poos!!!! :w**h**:


hallelujah!! b*n*n* :rah: cl*p :thmbsup:

what a champ. you go dougal

cecily
21st December 2006, 08:02 AM
Great to hear he's getting on well.
As far as i know after 2 weeks after vac they can go out.
How's he getting on with the heartbeat?

Really well BrĂ*d thanks!
He settles very well at night. He hasn't woken me up once. He's slept through the night no problem. He's crated in our room so we'd hear him if he needed to go out but so far so good! He loves his bed. Sometimes hard to get him out of it :lol: :roll:

Cathy T
21st December 2006, 04:33 PM
So wonderful that he's doing so well.

Denni
21st December 2006, 05:39 PM
My God did he cry though when he got microchipped!!

Poor baby... those microchip needles are really big to shoot that little chip in under the skin. My vet likes to microchip when they are being fixed so they are under at the time.

The two new puppies havnt been microchipped yet.. not looking forward to it because it is so painful for them. But hey it is a necessary pain and has to be done.

Maxxs_Mummy
27th December 2006, 09:57 PM
{{{{{{{{Cecily & Billy}}}}}}}} you two so deserve little Dougal. A wonderful, healthy baby to love :hug:

Glad he's settled well and is sleeping for you - it's worse than bringing home a new human baby :lol: