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how come my puppy is sick after her first shots she is 8 weeks

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how come my puppy is sick after her first shots she is 8 weeks old. she is throwing up and not eating and sleeping alot.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 years ago.
Hello there,

When was the puppy vaccinated?

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
yesterday the 5th
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 years ago.
The pup is having a reaction to the vaccine. If the pup cannot keep food down, she needs an injection of Benadryl or dexamethasone to stop the reaction. A pup this small will get dehydrated very quickly from the vomiting. The not eating will lead to low blood sugar. I would contact your vet today and have the pup treated. Most vaccine reactions do not last more than 24 hours.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
can we give her liquid benadryl Childreans from home? the vet is closed?
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 8 years ago.
You can try the liquid. If she is vomiting, it may not stay down. The dose is 1/2-1 mg per pound body weight every 12 hours.