Question by  richard76 (39)

What is an autoimmune reaction in a puppy?


Answer by  gold (93)

A puppy may be susceptible to an autoimmune reaction if given a combination of vaccines with modified live viruses. The pup may tolerate the initial vaccine, but experience difficulties of the immune system with subsequent shots. It is most prevalent in Weimaraner puppies.


Answer by  Drew73 (126)

Autoimmune reaction is the body not recognizing its own healthy tissue and therefore believing it is a foreign antigen such as a virus. Believing it to be a virus etc. causes the body to attack it. It can be a very serious condition and you should consult your vet.


Answer by  tsuerob (175)

An autoimmune reaction happens when giving a combination on shots to puppies. The puppy will become lethargic feverish, joints may swell and the puppy won't be interested in food.


Answer by  helol25 (680)

Well if the puppy can't get to sleep and does not want to eat anymore, those are some visible signs.


Answer by  bob44 (141)

It is a small alergic reaction, many times it is scary but not life threatening. If you dog is throwing up or acting lethergic try and keep it hydrated and give some nutrical to ensure their blood sugar does not crash.


Answer by  blairemarie (128)

An autoimmune reaction is a severe, systemic reaction that can be fatal if not quickly treated. Signs include swelling of the face, trouble breathing, fever, etc.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

An autoimmune reaction means that the puppy's body is attacking itself, thinking of its blood cells or organs as invaders and trying to destroy them.


Answer by  mary3334 (85)

It is one kind of virus. The puppy would eat much less or not at all. Swollen joints, weakness and puppy may be unable to stand.


Answer by  wienerdogfan (42)

An autoimmune reaction is one where a puppy's immune system begins attacking healthy tissue instead of fighting diseases or illnesses.


Answer by  anbu (5968)

Acute reaction to combination live virus vaccines, auto-immune reaction, sometimes occur in a small number puppies. the subsequent vaccines cause a severe immune system.


Answer by  Startwearinggreen (340)

It is a disease which does not just happen, it has to be "triggered". Stress factors are a major reason for this diseases in a puppy.

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