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Question ER or wait until morning?

Maccabee (3-1/2 months) was seen by my vet on Friday. He had his distemper/parvo shot and was diagnosed with an ear infection. I am administering ear drops twice daily. Yesterday, Maccbee seemed to act normal. He woke me early this morning and his crate was soaked win urine. I moved him to his expen and went back to sleep (I was exhausted from Passover cooking). I slept extra late and when I went downstairs, he had peed in his expen. This is a puppy that has never peed in his expen and hasn't peed in his crate since the second week I had him. During the day, he peed in the living room and on my COUCH. Tonight during dinner, he peed on the kitchen floor twice -- his litter box was clean and nearby.

Tonight he feels a bit warm and seems to be breathing quicker than normal, but he is not having difficulty breathing. He is a bit quieter than normal, but not lethargic. He panted a bit earlier this evening.

Our schedules have been off for a couple days due to the holiday, plus my parents visiting.

I'm thinking I should watch him tonight, but my fiancé and mother think I should run him over to the ER. What do more experienced Hav parents think?

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is he eating/drinking? has he pooped recently?? Definitly keep a CLOSE eye on him, is his e-pen/crate in your room so you will be able to hear him all night???

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He ate more than usual today, after not eating very well yesterday. He is drinking plenty. He pooped several times today, and as I mentioned he is peeing frequently (and everywhere). His crate is near my bed and I hear him if he whines at night.

I have to get up at 5:30 to take my fiancé to rent a moving van. I think Maccabee will be okay for 5 hours, and I I'll take him to the vet first thing in the morning if he is still acting sick.

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Checking on Maccabee. I hope he is feeling better today.


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He seems happy this morning and he wolfed down his breakfast. I plan to call the very as soon add they open.

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I think the medicine can sometimes make them feel icky, and I know ear infections are painful to me, not sure about dogs and how their nerves in their ears respond to the infection, but hope he's alright, though! It is a good sign he is eating and drinking normally

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I just poke with my vet. He said it seems like poor Maccabee experienced a perfect storm of stressors: vaccine, ear infection, lots of company and schedule changes. He suggested we keep a close eye on him and if he seems worse, bring him in this afternoon. He said most of his symptoms (not the peeing) could be mild vaccine reaction and should pass in a few days. The peeing could be stress.

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It was probably a reaction to a vaccine, but feel free to call us any time day or night. The peeing was probably because of stress from freaking out because he was feeling weird from the shot.
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I was going to suggest you call Pam, but then realized the time you posted this. Glad he is better this morning.

Next time he is due for shots, ask your vet to give him pain meds and benadryl (or the equivalent) BEFORE getting the shot. Toby had a reaction to his very first shot (still with Pam and Tom), so he got meds before the following shots (even his rabies) and has had no issues at all.

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If they have not had a reaction to early vaccines, does that mean they won't later? Or can they develop reactions to later sets?

Trooper hasn't had any reactions, but I'm curious if it's something that can still happen with later shots, just so I know.
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