*See your vet for their recommendations on vaccinations and a schedule of administration, these recommendations come from our personal vet and experience.
It is so much fun bringing home a new puppy! But just like a brand new baby they have lots of needs that are vital to their health and as their owner you are responsible for taking care of them. We would like to go over a few of the precautions to follow when taking your new Bernedoodle home. Yes, you may want to go to all the parks and flaunt that adorable fluff-ball but that is not the best decision before they are fully vaccinated.
First things first, your new puppy will go home with you having had their first vet check, vaccinations as well as de-wormed multiple times.
****We cannot stress enough the importance of having your puppy vaccinated. It could literally save your puppies life.
They are usually vaccinated at 6-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 13-16 weeks, (some vets like to have a fourth round of vaccinations) and then as an adult: boosters are needed every few years. I wont give a specific vaccination schedule as that is different depending on your vets preference.
We recommend taking your puppy to a vet within three days of bringing them home, to make sure that they are healthy to start and then to be well informed of when to get their remaining shots. The core vaccinations that they will need are distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus and parainfluenza. There are other recommended but optional vaccinations, just ask your vet (like coronavirus, lyme, bordetella and a few more).
Before your pup is fully vaccinated here are some precautions to take to keep them safe:
- Have any guests wash their hands before touching your puppy
- Remove shoes when entering any place your puppy walks and plays (we can track viruses in on our shoes)
- Do not take them anywhere public until they are fully vaccinated (some do and their puppies never get sick, but is it worth the risk? We think not)
- If you do take them somewhere public, keep them in a puppy stroller and avoid letting anyone touch your puppy
- Avoid letting your puppy play in any dirt in the yard (parvovirus lives in soil often unbeknownst to anyone) until they’re fully vaccinated
- If for any reason you are worried your yard is safe then it may be good to get an older puppy that has had almost if not all of their vaccinations.
We take great precautions with our puppies before they go to their new homes, that includes having any visitors wash hands, not letting anyone walk where they play and keeping them clean. Puppies notoriously like to step in their food and water, keeping this clean is a feat but is very important for keeping them healthy. We have specific feeding times to help prevent their food or water getting dirty. After a thorough vet check, their first vaccinations and multiple de-wormings (our protocol has been at 2,3,4, 6 and 8 weeks) then they are ready to go home with you!
We hope this information was helpful! If you have any questions please shoot us a message or email.