While at the shelter, Merlin's mom was vaccinated with a live Distemper/parvo vaccine --the distempter virus was passed on to Merlin through his mother's milk. -- Puppies that young do not have an active immune system. His mother should have never been vaccinated with a live virus while she was nursing such young puppies.
The distemper caused a neurological disorder, which causes seizures. Merlin is on medications to control his seizures. He will likely have to be on medication his entire life.
That does not affect his ability to play and be a "normal" rambunctious puppy. Merlin is very playful and loves to wrestle, chase and play tug of war with the other dogs in his foster home.
He was originally placed in a pre-adoptive home with one of his littermates. He began having seizures around Thanksgiving. The pre-adopters decided to keep his littermate and return Merlin to our rescue.
Merlin deserves a home of his own! He is a sweet and loving boy who will steal your heart!! Please consider making this boy part of your family.
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