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05-11-2014 07:01 AM
mydogs How is he this morning? Here in Florida rabies is recommended around 5 months. I had to give my gsd it at 5 months for shows. My other dogs I denied it until well over a year. And I gave it separately


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05-11-2014 12:27 AM
my boy diesel yes the puppy needs to eat kibble
cooked chicken and rice with yogurt will lead to nutritional imbalances
no 13 weeks is not illegal and it can be given then
the other vax were not helpful but not enough to cause him to be ill
yes some of the meds could cause a bit of upset stomach but you are leading up to the puppy being finicky by adding a bunch of yummies to the boring kibble
at least that is how dogs will view it
add enough baby food or chicken and rice to coat the kibble so the puppy has to eat the kibble to get the goodies
05-10-2014 11:18 PM
Gretchen I'd give the chicken and rice for 2-3days then slowly add back the kibble. Your pup needs a bland diet to let it's GI system rest.

Your pup got too many toxic things at one time. In CA, most vet will give rabies at 4 months, except now our lovely governor signed a bill so vets can give at 3 months. Jax08 was correct about bordetella, the fleas meds could have waited a couple days after the rabies.

Sometimes on these meds your dog may get diarrhea, my dog did on Metronidazole. At some point soon, you may want to look into a probiotic. I've never had a vet that recommended Carafate. I would hope the chicken and rice would be good enough. You could also ask about trying a low residue diet for a short time after the chicken and rice.
05-10-2014 11:15 PM
AddieGirl Just so the OP doesn't freak out about the rabies vaccination, it is routinely given at 12 weeks of age here in Georgia. It IS approved for use in puppies and kittens 12 weeks and older, according to the manufacturers label.
05-10-2014 11:01 PM
Jax08 Just give him the chicken and rice. Boil the rice with 2x the water. I add a bit of ginger in when the dogs have a sick stomach.

Also, instead of chemical dewormers, you can give Diatomaceous earth to kill parasites. It will dry out the eggs and will actually cut the worms up to kill them. You can get that at any tractor supply in the Feed section. I think in Poultry.

btw....your dog does NOT need bordetella (kennel cough) unless you are boarding him. He's basically only at risk for it then.
05-10-2014 10:58 PM
eddie1976E I have read Lyssin 30C can help with side effects of rabies vaccine. Might want to try it. Here is some reading.

I am concerend about the rabies specifically and will try to delay it as long as possible. I hope to be able to get away with not having it until mine is 6 months old.

Dr. Jeffrey Levy DVM PCH :: Classical Veterinary Homeopathy : Vaccinations
05-10-2014 10:58 PM
Juliem24 He's not feeling too well, don't worry about the energy level.
05-10-2014 10:53 PM
Jax08
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rabies at 13 weeks wow,
Before the vet gets trashed for this....Depending on the state, it may be law. By 13 weeks is law in PA.
05-10-2014 10:28 PM
petite Did this all happen yesterday? That was indeed way too many shots and I don't believe the rabies will even be effective given this young and may have be re administered when the puppy is of an appropriate age.

As for not eating, a day or so of chicken and rice to get him to eat something is better than him not eating at all. He's very young and please be extra careful making sure he's getting enough of whatever he'll eat and drinking water.

Did the vet give you an expected time the puppy should start to show signs of improvement?
05-10-2014 05:58 PM
mydogs
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Originally Posted by Neko View Post
rabies at 13 weeks wow, would not go back to that vet O_o poor little thing I hope he gets better soon. I actually think that's illegal, depending on the state.

Think it is too. Way too young


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