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Old 09-24-2017, 04:15 AM
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URGENT! please help.puppy had contact with a stray dog with possible distemper

About a week ago my puppy played with a stray dog who had yellow discharge in both of her eyes. Yesterday my puppy started having some yellowish discharge in one of her eyes. Today i took her to the vet and he told me that i should never have let my puppy play with a stray dog and yellow disharge from eyes could mean that the stray dog had distemper. My puppy is vaccinated and other than discharge in one eye she seems normal. Vet gave her 3 different kinds of shots and i should head back in tomorrow for another round of shots. He said it was for my dogs immune system. Please im losing my mind someone give me hope. Vet said that she should be fine but i cant calm down.
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About a week ago my puppy played with a stray dog who had yellow discharge in both of her eyes. Yesterday my puppy started having some yellowish discharge
... My puppy is vaxed, & other than discharge in one eye, she seems normal. Vet gave her 3 different kinds of shots and i should head back in tomorrow for another round of shots.
He said it was for my dog's immune system. ...
Huh? - how old is the pup?
She's had her puppy-vax, so should be at least 12-WO / 14-WO, right?

WHAT did the vet give, in 3 injections, "for her immune system"?
Why does she need "3 more, tomorrow"? I've never heard of this.
It makes no sense. // If she'd never been vaxed, giving her a Dist vaccine now would not help.
The immune system must recognize an intruder, & manufacture antibodies - it isn't coin-op instant delivery.

it takes approx 28 to 30-days to make sufficient antibodies to resist contagion / infection.
No vaccine is a majick bullet, they are a stimulus to make antibodies, nothing more.

I'd be asking a whole lotta questions, if this was my dog.

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I agree I should have asked more questions but when he said it could have been distemper i could not function after that moment. The shots are russia manufactured. I have all of them at home now. I've looked them up and the 2 of them are for treating the initial stages of distemper. I didn't find anything on the third shot. She is 6 month old now. Had all of her vaccinations. P.s i met the stray dog today and her eyes seemed normal.
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I'm even-more confused.

U are expected to administer the shots at home? - are they sub-Q, or intramuscular?
Why doesn't the vet give them her- or himself?

This is just very odd.


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Of course i am not going to give them to her myself. The vet sent me to a veterinary pharmacy to get the meds and then he himself gave my puppy the shots. I just had to bring the second round of shots home to keep them for the next day. I don't know why didn't he keep them. A lot of things don't make sense in Georgia (country not state) after a while you just learn to go with things as they are. He gave her all the shots, not me. Sorry for confusion. Anyway she looks and acts fine today. No fever lethargy or loss of appetite. We should go back in tomorrow to make sure everything stays normal.
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Smile Thanks for the update.

Wow, that *is* odd practice, but as long as she's doing well, that's great!

Vets here generally keep meds on hand, at their practice, administer them there during the appt, or if it's to be a course of Rx, give the meds to the owner [pills, shots other than IV, ointment, etc], & they do the daily care at home.

Sometimes the Rx is unusual, the vet doesn't stock it, & the owner takes the scrip to a pharmacy or submits it on-line, & either picks up the meds or they are shipped.

Glad to hear she's not feverish - hope her appetite is good, too.
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You have no idea how many weird practises take place here. I'm not saying it's a bad country, just almost everything is different from the usual practises around the world. When i kept asking dog owners how they potty trained their dogs 100 % said by rubbing puppys face in urine. This forum is a place for me to shut them out and listen to people who have raised their dogs in humane ways. Her appetite is normal. She is in a good mood. Played in a park for an hour and then ate her dinner as usual. Although i don't let her eat for an hour after walking. Just to stay on the safe side. I have devoted almost all my time to her and still some crazy stuff keep popping up and making me think i've failed. Thanks for your time and patience through my confusing posts ))
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