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February 27th, 2009

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09:46 am - Lethargy After Shots?
Aww my pup is under the weather today. He had his first vet appointment yesterday and did so well. He didn't cry or yelp when he got his shots, took his deworming like a champ and his physical shows he's doing very well. He weighs 3.1 pounds and is a little more than 10 weeks old. Poor pup, today he is just sleeping a lot and wanting extra cuddles. He was shaking a bit earlier so he now has his sweater on and is curled in his blanket.

I can only assume this is somewhat normal after shots? This was his second set. I remember the vet telling me to watch for vomiting, diarrhea and walking unusual / weakness / being clumsy more than usual. He has none of those symptoms...just the lethargy and sleepiness. Is this totally normal?

Sorry for all of the questions. This is my first dog. Thanks in advance.
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Date:February 27th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
Hi Stephanie. Sorry to hear your pup is feeling yukky. While I know this is sometimes a normal event after immunizations, it wouldn't hurt to put a call in to your vet just for reassurance. Roux never misses a step after his shots. Reggie wants to be held all day.

Hugs to you and your fur-baby. :)
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Date:February 27th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
shots used to do that to my pup, but now he is totally unfazed. i agree with the above message- put a call in to your vet just so they can record it in his chart, but then dont worry :)
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Date:February 27th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Those symptoms are normal and shouldn't last more than 24 hours. Sometimes it's a little tougher on puppies, but as long as he's having no other symptoms, he'll be fine. As the other comments said, go ahead and call the vet (mostly to reassure yourself :)), but he'll be back to himself before you know it.

Congrats on your new little baby!

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