Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.
My puppy just got his shots, he's 6 weeks old. He threw up and keeps having the runs! One minute he's playful and the next minute he's not and won't move at all! Please tell me what should I do? I don't think it's the food, we changed his food 3 times.
I hope you have already taken your puppy back to see the vet as this can only be diagnosed by a professional. This could be mild or it could be life threatening so see the vet ASAP.
Hopefully your puppy is all better and you have nothing to worry about but if not, read some of these notes.
My Husky pup got her first shots on Saturday, and was also dewormed. She's 8 weeks old. Now she's lethargic, and has mild diarrhea. She's not throwing up, but I'm still a nervous wreck. She's also not eating. Is what she experiencing normal?
Well, my fur baby is finally better. I guess I know now not to panic when I get her next shots and deworming. I was mainly worried about her not eating, but I gave her a little ham and cheese ( which goes against my rule of no human food) and about 30 minutes later she started eating her puppy food.
Next time you are worried, ease your mind and call the vet.
I have a 4 month old male Rottweiler. A few days after he turned 4 months old, the vet gave him his first rabies vaccine on Tuesday (17-7-18). 2 days after on Thursday, he started vomiting and having diarrhoea at night, but it was only once and then he stopped and he slept. On Friday he became worse. On Friday morning he had bloody diarrhoea and then yellow diarrhoea all day. Naturally we called the vet again and he put him on saline. The diarrhoea stopped, but then the next day, Saturday, he vomited all day and then again the day after and had bloody diarrhoea again on Sunday evening.
He should be tested for parvo. Call the vet ASAP
Awww..so cute Prayers for the pup.
You are doing the right thing with the vet consults. Following the vet's advice exactly is critical.
Be sure to understand the hydration schedule and if there is special food to help. Hydration (water or Pedialyte if the vet okay) are critical to the recovery process.
Dogs can have reactions to vaccines just like humans, so that could be what happened. Be sure to get the vet's feedback on this.
I believe in the power of positive thoughts and keep telling your pup that you love him and that he is strong and will fight this and win.
Keep us posted on his condition! G-d bless you all!!
We tested him for parvo but the test was negative
It is so hard when you love a dog so much and you sit there and watch him suffer. You are doing all you possibly can for the dog you love. The vet is visiting your home each day and giving the dog the necessary medication and the treatment that is needed to make him better. In cases like this it can take up to a week or longer for the dog to start to respond to the antibiotics and the treatment.
Well, It's over. He's no more. He died this morning. I hope his soul may rest in peace.
You have my deepest sympathy! I was praying really hard for him to recover.
Once you are up to it, if it were me, I would ask the vet for the brand of vaccine used and would call the company to tell them what happened. I know nothing will bring your baby back, but it is important for them to know and perhaps issue a recall if there is something happening with the vaccine.
My late pup had to have a surgery on her back to remove a large cyst caused by a vaccine...and I regret now many years later that I never filed a complaint with the company. They should have taken some ownership as my understanding is my Carmel was not the first pup to have this reaction. Just some food for thought. I haven't been able to get you and your poor pup out of my mind. Prayers continue!
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's a terrible disease.
Okay I'll do it as soon as possible because I too think there was something wrong with the vaccine.
I'm having an issue with water to my back wall due to a party wall with a neighbor. I have to do repairs, but have limited funds. Does anyone know who could help with repairs? I live in Philadelphia.
Contact HUD.org or Habitat for Humanity
This does not sound like an easy repair job as it may involve both parties (both sides of the house) but the basic thing is that whatever help you request you will first have to meet each agency's qualifications.
So sorry to hear you are having issues. Don't give up hope for help...sometimes it just takes a lot of digging and asking.
We live in a great state as there are some resources that may help you, although my understanding is they have wait lists...so if this is critical you may want to see if you can get financial help from a church or friends (a Go Fund me) or local club or organization like Rotary or Kiwanis who may offer help to get it taken care of privately.
The PA specific sites are:
If you need help understanding these programs or cutting through the red tape, you can take to your state senator, who it looks like is this person:
His office may be able to assist you with things like Legal Aide (since you mentioned a party wall situation) and free notary. Ours in Pittsburgh is amazing!! They have always been very helpful for us.
I think before you even sought help for this you need to sort the issue with the neighbor. Also, are you in a rental or condo situation? IF you don't even own where you live you may have to go through the landlord or get a legal aide to be your tenant advocate. Tenant rights in PA: www.nolo.com/
My three month old Westie had his final shots yesterday (Saturday 2/29/2020) the shots were duramune ultra dap, rabies, bronchi shield oral, Lyme vaccine, and leptovax 4 series. He had pain at the shot area, totally expected, but this morning (Sunday 3/1/2020) he threw up three times and during palpitation to see where his tummy hurt he would yep or cry. Is this normal?
I have a 6 month old blue brindle mix Pit Bull. She started puking today and drinking a lot and not eating. So I got her 9 in 1 shot with the parvovirus. 6 hours later she has diarrhea. Is she gonna make it?
Poor pup! Please call your vet ASAP and tell him/her and ask for guidance. Any change in bowel/bladder should be directed to the vet and follow his/her guidance. This is especially important after any vaccine. Post back with an update!! Prayers!
You dont want your dog to get dehydrated, which diarrhea can do. Please call the vet for guidance.
Vaccinating a sick dog is always risky. You need to get your dog to a Vet now. If your dog has had a full set of parvo vaccinations she is likely to survive with immediate veterinary care. Vaccinating an already sick dog further stresses the immune system. Get her the help she needs.
My 8 week Chihuahua just had her first round of shots. Two days later she has no energy, lethargy, and is trying to vomit and clear liquid came up but very little. It's like dry heaving. She finally had a bowel movement 24 hours later and it was solid. She finally took sips of water. She got ahold of some table food. What could the problem be?
She could have had an allergic reaction. Next time trust your gut and call the vet.
Certain immunizations can cause side effects in some pets. This is a page about my dog is sick after getting a parvo/distemper shot.