I recently took my 6 week old puppies to the vet for their first set of shots.They next afternoon two of the pups had seizures and were very disoriented.I took them back to the vet and he could not find anything wrong with them.He said it wasn't from the shots,but I say it was.I researched this on the internet and found it possible for a pup to have adverse reactions up to 72 hours after receiving vaccines.Anyone else have any problems with puppy shots?
I hope the pups are ok. I once had a dog that had a reaction but it was about 1/2hr after having the injection what type of dogs are they. I know when I use to raise yorkies I would always wait until they were a little bigger/older just because they were so small and I was afraid of an adverse reaction. Was it a true seizure. My dog just was kinda listless and had a blank stare in her eyes but she was ok after about 3 hours.. Good luck however probably not much help but I did not know they could have a reaction up to three days later
A few weeks ago I got Lilly out of her crate and took her outside to eat. I usually tie her up for a bit in the morning while I shower. When I brought her in the house 30 minutes or so later, her eyes were almost swollen shut. I blamed it on the tree I had her tied up to until my husband reminded me that I had just given her a shot the day before. She has had another shot since then without incident but I do blame the shot for her eyes swelling up like they did even though she was fine within a few hours. It is possible for pups to have adverse reactions to shots althought usually not frequent or serious. Some cases are worse than others. Hope your puppies are doing well now. I would continue to keep an eye on them to make sure it isnt something other than a reaction from the shots, and by all means dont take your eye off them after the next set of shots.
One time when my pug had her shots she just came home and laid in the chair all day. Very listless, but otherwise ok. Very unlike her to be so calm. By the next day she was back to normal. She's had shots before and since then and had no reaction. I think it can definately happen.
It is possible for dogs to have allergic reactions to shots. You didn't mention what breed of dog these were. Some dog breeds, chihuahuas, yorkies, etc, have bad reactions to the leptospirosis part of vaccinations in particular. In fact, generally speaking if a dog has a bad reaction to a shot, the leptospirosis should be suspected. If the pups were given a DHLPP shot then I'd suspect that first and foremost. Next time you take them to the vet, request that they be given DHPP instead, and leave out the leptospirosis.
I agree w. Minniyar - a simple 4 way shot is enough for a young pup. If it is a very small pup, like a tiny version of a toy breed, you ought to ask for only a half a dose of the shot, as the shot size is the same for a 1 lbs chi pup or a 15 lbs rottie pup.... I don't give my ittibitties full shots until they are close to 3lbs - by which time they may be already at their new homes, and I also recommend for the new owners to discuss shot dose with their vet. Up until then, they only receive half a shot at the usual schedule, and I may also wait with the first one until they are 7 weeks old, as they are still on mom at that time as well.
Thanks for all the info.I raise Vizsla and have never had anything happen like this before. I argued with the vet because he said it couldn't be from the shots. Pups are doing alot better but I worry what the long term effects will be.The vet said it is impossible to know. He did extensive blood work and testing and found nothing wrong.I searched the web for 2 hours looking for info .I read that the vet schools across the US are in the process of adopting a new protocol for shots.They recommend that puppies and kittens should not be vaccinated until they are at least 8 weeks old due to the fact that they receive immunization from their mother's milk.I still plan on getting my dogs vaccinated. I wouldn't want them to develop any diseases because I was an irresponsible pet owner,but I question if all those vaccines are really needed.