Not sure what is wrong with her she has had her parvo vac 3 weeks ago and is wormed completely, but is vomiting, won't eat, and just wants to sleep. Called her forever family and thier vet can't see her until late this afternoon. Any suggestions on what might be going on?
how old is the puppy and how many vacinations has it had. It needs more then just one to be protected from parvo. If it was about three weeks ago your puppy is due for another one unless it is over 16 weeks then it should be done with its shots. Which still doesn't mean it can't get parvo. What is the diaharra like?
I think I would get a new vet. Puppies should be vacinated at 6,9,12, & 15 weeks or here in Colorado they do them at 8,12, 16, but they definatly need more then one shot. If the stool isn't bloody then it could just have eating something that isn't agreeing with it. You know how puppies are they eat everything and no matter how hard to try to keep things away from them they still seem the find them. Parvo is usually very runny usually has blood, but it might not. It does have a very strong odor though. If you beleive that it is parvo though I would call around to some other vets. The sooner you start treatment the better. I think I would definatlly look for another vet if you told them you thought the puppy had parvo and they told you that you would have to wait. The longer the puppy is in the house it is exposing the other dogs there. Plus presous time is being wasted that should be for treating the puppy. Even if its not parvo just the diaharra a lone is life threating to the puppy.
Even puppies who have had all vaccinations can still contract parvo. Puppies and older dogs are susceptible because of lowered immune systems. Puppies get immunities from colostrum (mothers milk) but those antibodies begin to wear off around 5-6 weeks of age. Puppies can get their first 5 way at 6 weeks of age and then again at 8-9 weeks of age. And then once more at 12 weeks.
Our breeder told us that they are not completely protected till 1 week after the last puppy shots (about 4 months old). She also told us to keep them away from other dogs and anywhere other dogs might have been in the past 2 years. Not sure if she is just overprotective, but we are doing exactly that, just to be safe. We have finally gotten thru to all of our neighbors that our dogs can meet their dogs after they are 4 months old.