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Old 07-22-2005, 02:55 PM
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IMO, eight weeks is way too young to have a puppy in a public area where there are probably tons of germs - I don't know about the rest of the PetSmarts, but here where I am, there are people going in and out of the store all day, with and without dogs, and who knows if the dogs going in there have their shots up to date? Socializing is very important, but I'd rather have my dog healthy than perfectly socialized.
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:20 PM
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Socializing is very important, but I'd rather have my dog healthy than perfectly socialized.
I wouldn't. I'd rather have my dog alive than have a small risk of getting a disease. An unsocilalized dog is useless and dangerous and may well have to be pts one day. That's not healthy. LOL. You can take a young pup out in lower populated areas, go to friend's houses for a quick visit, take reasonable precaution, only let it around dogs you know who are vaccinated and healthy.
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:25 PM
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I would socialize a young puppy in smaller, cleaner places, such as a friend's house or a family's home, but definitely not in a place where who knows how many people and animals go in and out every single day.
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:30 PM
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Avenlee, I was talking about puppies, not children. As I've said twice, it's not comparable. I don't have children, but if there was a virus they could catch easily that would be lethal in 90% of the cases, I would know.

Do you know what can happen if a puppy catches parvo? Even after the second shot, if they catch it, they will most likely die, or at least spend days at the hospital and cost a lot of money. I really don't think you would take it so lightly if you knew how deadly diseases can be for young puppies. Which is why I reacted like I did. Please, before you start giving your opinion about something, at least, inform yourself.

I'm fine with people who say they don't mind taking the risk because they think it's more important that they are socialized. But saying that a puppy catching parvo is the same as a child catching chickenpox or the flu is really shocking me. Sorry.

And there are much safer ways of socializing a young puppy than petsmart, like Gaddy and Doberluv said.
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:36 PM
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This is completely off topic but when I was looking for the proper food to feed Yukon I got the that's garbage thing many times and then a man who I consider to be rather wise told me what does it really matter what everyone else says, find a good quality food, check your ingredients and makes sure it is good food and be happy. There will always be people who disagree and you just can't please the whole world at the same time. Then he added it is your dog an in the end if you chose to feed him shavings that is your business and no one elses. I had to laugh and promptly asked him but who feeds there dog shavings and he said well they'd have nice pine breath wouldn't they?
So obviously he wasn't suggesting that I feed Yukon shavings but the point is we can argue about vaccines forever and some poeple believe it is a waste of money and others believe it needs to be done yearly. Do what you feel is right for you and your dog. That is the only advice I can give. I don't think it is wise to have an unvaccinated puppy on the floor in a pet store but it is not my decision, before Yukon was fully vaccinated I would put him in a shopping cart. Many poeple thought I was a b***h because I kept in their and didn't let everyone touch him. Hey he's my dog and it is my decision. I just enjoy learning from everyone, and hope I can continue to learn. Everyone have a good laugh here because that was the whole intent to this post.
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:48 PM
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I only want to learn as much as I can...sometimes I cry when reading the posts here because someone is insulting another.
I think we all joined here for that reason. It's just that some people (including me) get worked up and insult others, you don't have to cry. None of us really mean it, just that we have anger problems (joking). We all are (as a lot of people put it) "family" here . And as a family we argue and insult and nag and rant... oh and complain!


I just had to say that, because I hate it when I see or hear or read about other people crying...
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Old 07-22-2005, 04:31 PM
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This is completely off topic but when I was looking for the proper food to feed Yukon I got the that's garbage thing many times and then a man who I consider to be rather wise told me what does it really matter what everyone else says, find a good quality food, check your ingredients and makes sure it is good food and be happy. There will always be people who disagree and you just can't please the whole world at the same time. Then he added it is your dog an in the end if you chose to feed him shavings that is your business and no one elses. I had to laugh and promptly asked him but who feeds there dog shavings and he said well they'd have nice pine breath wouldn't they?
So obviously he wasn't suggesting that I feed Yukon shavings but the point is we can argue about vaccines forever and some poeple believe it is a waste of money and others believe it needs to be done yearly. Do what you feel is right for you and your dog. That is the only advice I can give. I don't think it is wise to have an unvaccinated puppy on the floor in a pet store but it is not my decision, before Yukon was fully vaccinated I would put him in a shopping cart. Many poeple thought I was a b***h because I kept in their and didn't let everyone touch him. Hey he's my dog and it is my decision. I just enjoy learning from everyone, and hope I can continue to learn. Everyone have a good laugh here because that was the whole intent to this post.
Well said. Sometimes I think the forums can get a little heated because everyone is starting to feel more comfortable voicing their opinions...in a lot of ways, that is a good sign, but at times the end result is not that good LOL!!!
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Old 07-22-2005, 04:32 PM
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I wouldn't. I'd rather have my dog alive than have a small risk of getting a disease. An unsocilalized dog is useless and dangerous and may well have to be pts one day. That's not healthy. LOL. You can take a young pup out in lower populated areas, go to friend's houses for a quick visit, take reasonable precaution, only let it around dogs you know who are vaccinated and healthy.
Doberluv...you are the best and always make me laugh with your posts! Just wanted to let you know that I always respect what you have to say and appreciate where you come from with your info and advice.
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Old 07-22-2005, 04:33 PM
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Fran, I was never looking for an arguement, it was just an example and my opinion. You really didn't need to respond back to me with rolling eyes though.... but OK, that being said Tou che` (I'm sure I spelled that horribly) and bigons (sp. that one wrong too I bet LOL)

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Old 07-22-2005, 04:40 PM
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Fran, I was never looking for an arguement, it was just an example and my opinion. You really didn't need to respond back to me with rolling eyes though.... but OK, that being said Tou che` (I'm sure I spelled that horribly) and bigons (sp. that one wrong too I bet LOL)

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