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Hi, my rescue just pulled a dog who gave birth to one puppy at a shelter. The shelter vaccinated her the same day for bordatella, distemper, parvo and also gave her flea and heartworm preventative.Her puppy is only 3 days old and nursing- is it ok that the pup is nursing even though mom got vaccinated etc? Thanks.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

It's safe but not of benefit as there's no colostrum (the first 24 hours' milk following birth) 3 days after birth. The colostrum contains maternal antibodies which protects the puppy until it can be vaccinated and produce its own antibodies. Any antibody production stimulated by vaccinations in the mother won't make it into the milk at this time. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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