Q. My puppy, a Cavapoo is almost 3 months old, as of today, she weights 5 lbs. She got two injections , one in each leg and she cannot walk or move.

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A. Being a little painful after injections (I presume you mean vaccinations) can be expected; however it is not normal for a pet to not want to walk at all. This is an abnormal reaction and if your pet remains immobile then I recommend you take her back to the vet for a thorough examination for possible adverse vaccine reaction.

If you mean only that she is not moving as much but is still mobile to some degree and is eating well, still alert, with no other symptoms to speak of, then this is a normal post-vaccine dog with a little lethargy and soreness. If this is the case, then I recommend some Benadryl tablets @ 1mg/lb every 12 hrs for 3-4 days to help with soreness and post-vaccination "blues". Your puppy should feel a little better by tomorrow if this is the case.

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