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8 year old, 10lb Yorkie just got his vaccinations yesterday…

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8 year old, 10lb Yorkie just got his vaccinations yesterday and is extremely lethargic and unwilling to move. I am concerned he is in a great deal of pain. What can I do to help ease it for the next day or 2?

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Rebecca
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I am sorry to hear you are worried about your Yorkie.

Can you take his temperature? Normal rectal temp is 101.5 If this is a vaccination reaction, he may have a fever.

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You could try 1/2 of a baby or low dose aspirin, with food. Is he eating?

If you lift his lip to check his gums, are they pink or pale?

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Do not give Advil or Aleve, just baby aspirin; 1/2 with food once to twice daily.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
His gums are pink, our heat gun isn’t registering his temp correctly though and I’m not sure what else to try.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Okay, baby asprin. Got it. Thanks

The only accurate way to check his temp would be a rectal thermometer.

Good his gums are pink. Is he eating?

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You are welcome; please let me know how he is doing.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
he is eating. Other than stiffness and a very slow gate he seems normal.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Sure. Thank you

You are welcome.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
You’re very welcome! Ha Ma for the fast reply.
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Very much, lol. Have a great night.

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