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  1. Rabies - what age for first vaccination?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hello! I was wondering what others here have chosen to do in my situation. I can have my pup vaccinated Monday at 17 weeks and two days old for rabies, or hold off until 6 months. My state doesn't have a requirement as to which is required. Two vets at my practice say always give rabies...
  2. Crucial Puppy Socialization/Don't Let Them Touch Ground While Unvaccinated Paradox

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi, guys! Read ahead for what may be a stupid question. I've read all over this forum that it is crucial to socialize your new pup to many different sights and sounds when they're young. I will be taking home a 10-week-old puppy in 2 weeks and since he's 10 weeks, he won't be fully vaccinated...
  3. Puppy PreSchool Class

    Golden Retriever Training
    Hi, my local humane society offers a Puppy PreSchool training and socialization class for puppies 8-18 weeks old. One starts a week after I bring my new puppy home so she will be 9 1/2 weeks old. I want to do it because I think it will be fun and will help socialize my puppy but I'm worried...
  4. Titers and Vaccinations

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Seamus has a new vet. We had blood drawn for titers for Parvo and Distemper. The current vet wants to vaccinate him for Lyme, Lepto, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza as well as the Rabies, Bortetella and Canine Influenza (canine influenza required for boarding). Do we need all of these? Yes, I...
  5. Vaccine Non-responder Dog :(

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Has anyone had experience with a non-responder dog when it comes to vaccines? I know that some dogs are genetically unable to create protective immunity. I read that the estimated frequency of non-responders for CPV is 1:1,000 and for CDV is 1:5,000. Has anyone had those odds against a dog...
  6. Puppy Vaccinations HELP!!!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    We have just purchased a beautiful Golden puppy... We are training him for therapy and we need to socialize him asap He had his 1st Vaccine at 6 weeks and we are wanting to get his 2nd at 8 weeks. All the sites that we have researched are saying that they get their 2nd at 12 weeks and their 3rd...
  7. Quick Question regarding vacinations

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    HI've read up online about all of this and was surprised at the wide number of answers I found. I'm hoping there is a more general consensus. Jake was born on 9/1/2012 When I received him from the breeder it said he was "wormed" at 3, 5, and 7 weeks. He also received 2 Vaccinations. One at 7...