Originally Posted by The Strubingers
We gave the first 2 rounds of 7 in 1 in the home since I used to be a medic and pretty proficient with syringes and medications. The second two were given by the vet along with the 1 rabies vacc and kennel cough, which was given twice as the first time was a smaller dose to introduce it and then the second as a booster to get the white blood cells count up. He's still very well hydrated and did get around a half cup of food down this morning. We have an appointment with the vet around 0945 our time here in Arizona.
We are kind of thinking he might have found some puppy poop in the taller grass that we missed in our smaller community here. There are a few lazy people that don't pick up after their dogs unless people are around. There's a 6-7 week old white lab puppy a couple doors down that goes to the bathroom in the same area as our Gunner puppy does.
Parvo (if it's that) can live in the ground even after the poo is picked up.
There's a few other possibilities, as wyoming stated, a blockage or possibly coccidia or giardia.
I'd place my money on one of the above rather than a vaccine reaction due to mercury etc. (pure conjecture).
If dogs all had "neuro reactions" vaccines would no longer be used.
That said, I don't like adding lepto to our dog's vaccine protocol, it is a non-core vaccine and if I'm not mistaken, only two
leptos are required for immunity, meaning that you overvaccinated for lepto by 2.
Your vet is correct that a series of vaccines are given until 4mos., but the usual schedule is 6-8 weeks, and every 3-4 weeks thereafter until 4mos.
We use this protocol with all puppies in our rescue plus our own puppies and have never had a reaction, also have gotten good immunological responses based on the fact the puppies never became ill with parvo (or distemper) in either our home or their new home.