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New puppy owner question

March 9th, 2009, 01:17 PM
I'm a new puppy owner, and I'm going to be taking my puppy for her 8 week vacinations. I was just wondering if anyone knows if I am able to leave my puppy alone for periods of time that day, or if she will be in pain and need me.

March 9th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Welcome to the board, VMMarley!

Barring an allergic reaction to the vaccinations, your pup may get a little cruxy and a tad feverish, but short periods away should be fine. How long will you be gone? A pup that age is not likely going to be able to hold her bladder for more than 2 or 3 hours. If you can keep the absences shorter than that and remember to get her out to eliminate before you leave and immediately upon your return, it'll be easier to housetrain her.

What kind of puppy do you have and what's her name? We'd love to see some pics. :D