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Please let me start by saying I'm so sorry your dog is so sick and that the process of getting a diagnosis for him is difficult and worrisome. That being said, I want to offer you every reassurance that this is not a result of anything along the lines of "over-vaccination". Receiving two doses of a vaccination one month apart is a standard practice.
That being said, I understand how tempting it is to think that second vaccination is what caused him to be sick since it was given a day before he got ill. Vaccine reactions do occur on occasion, but they usually start within an hour or two of receiving the shot, and go away without any treatment after 24 hours.
That makes me think something else is going on with your dog.
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Yes... nothing unusual in your vaccination history and no reason for alarm there.
There are too many things to list that can cause appetite loss, lethargy, and fever in a dog, even with normal preliminary bloodwork. How old is he and what kind of dog? How long have you had him?
Understood, thank you. It is very common for a dog to become ill during the stress of travel.
Beautiful guy! I love black and tan pups. What's his name?
He looks terribly thin.
If I were the vet looking after him, while waiting for additional blood tests, I'd be inclined to keep him in the hospital on IV fluids with supplemental feedings and on antibiotics just in case this is a bacterial infection.
This could be something bacterial, viral, parasitic, fungal, or even auto-immune. It's most likely something he was carrying along without problems, but the stress of travel brought it on.
Bobby. I will be thinking about you and Bobby and your efforts at rescuing him. I hope he feels better quickly.
Yes, no worry about vaccine overdose for Bobby. This is something else.
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