puppy not fully vaccinatedSo, you want your puppy to start socializing before they’re fully vaccinated? Perhaps you’ve had enough peeing accidents at home and you’re tempted to take the little one outside? Let’s explore the pros and cons of taking your unvaccinated puppy outside.

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Depending on your location, your puppy might only be fully vaccinated at the age of 16 weeks or even later. Until that happy day, you should keep them indoors: Exposing your unvaccinated puppy to the various viruses of the world can be very dangerous, even if this world is your backyard.

But when puppies reach the fabulous age of 7-9 weeks, they start to be curious and eager to learn things – including the valuable lesson that peeing on a newspaper is okay. Although it’s way better than peeing on the carpet, you might like to take your puppy’s house training to the next level and teach them to pee outside.

It’s important to remember that puppies have a weaker immune system than adult dogs, and they are more vulnerable to diseases. Parvovirus, distemper, and hepatitis are just a few of the many viruses that can be fatal to unvaccinated puppies. These viruses can be found in soil, water, and even the air, and they can be transmitted by contact with other dogs, rodents, or even insects. That’s why it’s crucial to keep your puppy indoors until they are fully vaccinated.

It’s not just the viruses present in the environment that can be a danger to unvaccinated puppies. Insects like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes can also pose a threat to your furry friend. These insects can carry various diseases like Lyme disease, heartworm, and many more. It’s important to keep your puppy indoors or in a controlled environment until they are fully vaccinated. Moreover, you can also discuss with your vet about any preventive measures like flea and tick medications that can be given to your puppy during the vaccination period to keep them safe from these parasites.

What should you do? How can you take advantage of their progress without risking their life?

Vet It with Your Vet

Despite the urge to watch them stumble cutely on your lawn, don’t make any moves before consulting your vet and getting an expert opinion. The vet will know if it’s safe enough for your puppy to go outside.

Got a positive answer? Excellent – here’s how to proceed:

Carry your puppy in your arms or inside a dog backpack. It’s a great way for them to start exploring from above. Take them to a quiet spot where there aren’t many other dogs.

Let your puppy have short toilet breaks, and allow them to watch things from a distance. Don’t let your puppy sniff other dogs’ pee or poo or get close to other dogs – they’ll have their whole life to enjoy it once fully vaccinated. Remember, taking your puppy outside is a gradual process, and it’s essential to take it slow and steady. With patience and perseverance, you can help your furry friend learn to pee outside safely.

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