The New OwyheeStar is Here!
~ Kamikaze (AKA Kaze)
Robin Shares her lap and her chest becomes a pillow later.
We are dropping you a quick note. All went great yesterday with the meet up in Salem. Nancy is awesome. Puppy is eating, drinking, pooping and peeing outside, yeehaa. Had her Vet appointment this morning, the heart is strong, paws and ears are big and she has a stubby tail, oh yes the perfect Wiemer. She received her puppy shot and didn’t even know it happened. You two never cease to amaze me, great job again. Thank you, Mark.
The young pup with a developing immune system should not visit high-risk areas. This idea is open to interpretation; however, if you study the Parvovirus and understand how it is transmitted you would be cautious. The virus is packed on clothing and transmitted with touch. It stays in the ground for months–even survives the hot, dry weather as well as the freezing cold. Your pup can pick it up where infected pups have been. Suspect places are anywhere people frequent with their new puppy–pet areas, parks, pet stores, etc.
At the same time–socialization is essential. You must get the pup out in the environment but do it in the safest manner possible. The youngster needs to experience positive interaction with humans of all sort and other dogs. Be wise about the choices you make.
At the sixteen-week birthday, we recommend doing the vaccine titer test (instead of another puppy shot). The test is more costly than a puppy shot. Nonetheless, vaccine reactions are a threat to your pup’s health. Knowing your puppy has developed immunity invaluable.