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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My 9 week old German Shepherd puppy had her shots today

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My 9 week old German Shepherd puppy had her shots today around 1pm..Been sleepy on and off. Around 4pm,I noticed her nose was warm,also her stomach,and paws.I've been giving ice shavings, cold water etc,but still running hot. I don't have a way to take her temp. I called vet,transferred to 24 hr emergency vet,and the boy who answered the phone said they give Rimadyl shots. I have 25mg tabs here,from my other dog.Should I give her one of the 25mg tabs?She weighs 13lbs.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The veterinarian will know how to help vet. Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about vet?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Yes, one 25 mg carprofen is a reasonable 24 hour dose for your pup. It has both analgesic and antipyretic (anti-fever) effects. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The site/advertisement said a response in 10 minutes. Which is not personally your fault,so I ended up taking her to our emergency vet,which did the same except via shot. I ended up spending close to $200 !!!! I do appreciate your response though. Colleen Williams
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I understand, Colleen.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin