When Can Puppies Go Outside for Walks: Vaccination and Safety Tips

Vaccinations are essential for puppies to grow up healthy and strong. The first thing to do is to take him to the vet to find out what vaccinations he needs (depending on the breed and the place where he lives) and to deworm him. Until he has finished his first cycle of vaccinations, he should not go out in the street.

Can I take my 8 week old puppy out for a walk

How many vaccinations do puppies need before they can go outside?

Mandatory vaccinations are those that protect your dog against diseases such as distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza and rabies. The first vaccine is given between six and eight weeks of life and at nine weeks of age the second vaccine is given. At 12 weeks, booster vaccines are given, at which time the puppy will be ready to go outdoors and be in contact with other dogs.

Is it necessary to implant the microchip?

It is very important to put it on before it goes out for the first time, because in case of loss the veterinary clinics will be able to identify it more easily.

How do I know when a puppy can go outside?

Your veterinarian will be in charge of explaining when your puppy can go out for a walk and what risks and preventive measures you should follow. As a general rule, after the third vaccination, puppies can go out of the house (between three and four months of age), but they should be carefully watched so that they do not eat anything from the street and try to keep them in contact with dogs whose health status we know, that is, ideally with dogs that we know have been fully vaccinated, since the puppy's immune system is still strengthening and could catch a disease.

To take your puppy out without any risk, you have to know that it is at five months when they acquire 99% immunity. When you decide to take him out, do it little by little, increasing progressively the time of the walk. Taking him out in your arms or in a basket is a good way for him to get used to noises, people and everything new around him.

When Can a Puppy Go Outside For a Walk
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