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My 3.5 month old 3.5lb Morkie was given a Parvo/Distemper…

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My 3.5 month old...

My 3.5 month old 3.5lb Morkie was given a Parvo/Distemper shot today. I gave her one Thuja 30c pellet earlier, but she is listless and experiencing pain and redness near the injection site. Should I give her additional Thuja pellets? If so what dosage on a daily basis?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

Gypsy

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Gypsy?

No, she seems fine otherwise. A slight lack of appetite. The reaction started to manifest about 5 hours after her injection.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hi, I’ve been waiting a long time for a response. Will I get one anytime soon, please?
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Gypsy appears to be suffering from a delyaed hypersensitivity reaction to her vaccines. This usually abates unaided within 36 hours. Aspirin dosed at 10 mg per pound of body weight with food at 12 hour intervals can reduce the pain and redness. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) dosed at 1-2 mg per pound of body weight at 12 hour intervals can be comforting. There's no reason to expect the pellets to be of value. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Why would the Thuja pellets be of no value? They are supposed help with detox from the vaccine, was my understanding.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I consider them akin to snake oil as there's effectively no drug or chemical in them other than the vehicle (lactose, usually). I'm a died-in-the-wool allopath. Please let me know if you'd like me to opt out so a naturopath can enter this conversation.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I thought I would be speaking with a holistic veterinarian.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I'll opt out now.

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