Possible nerve hit when given puppy shots?
by G. Allen
Our puppy is almost 7 weeks old. He was taken to the vet yesterday because of our concern of him shaking a lot. The Vet said when he was given his puppy shots that probably a nerve or muscle was hit and the puppy should outgrow this.
He took his temp. and checked him out and said thought he would be fine. Now this was yesterday and he stopped eating. Has only drank very little. Just seems to want to sleep. Is this part of it? I am going to give the vet a call tomorrow when they open. What do you think? This is a high blood line blue tick puppy. He didn't have a chance with the rest of the litter.
He was eating well and barking etc. the first couple days.
I'm afraid I'm not a veterinarian, and this is a situation where you need a professional evaluation - possibly more than one.
I've never personally experienced anything like this as a reaction to puppy shots, and haven't ever come across it. So I'm assuming if it happens, it's pretty rare.
There are a few different things going on here, with the shaking, and now lethargy and loss of appetite, and it's impossible to say whether or not they're related, or are just coincidental. However, I definitely think your pup needs to be re-examined by your vet, and if they can't find anything else wrong but your pup doesn't improve, I'd get a second opinion. You can't be too careful with puppies.
I'd also recommend talking this over with this pups' breeder, they may have seen something similar before or be able to shed some light on what's happening.
Puppies often go through an adjustment period during the first week in a new home, and they can lose their appetite, sleep a lot, seem 'sad' and so on. But I'm not sure this is part of what's going on here as this pup was fine to begin with and you've had him several days by the sound of it. You can read more about this on my Bringing Home A New Puppy page.
I wish I could help more, but it's definitely a situation where a vets' advice is needed, so have him checked out again and let the vet know about the progression of symptoms.
I wish you the very best of luck and hope this little guy is 100% fit soon.
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