Help with animations not playing when publishing

So i have an animation on a hand gesture that enables an object, that object has a simple looping animation that changes the scale. When i select Build & Test everything works fine. the object appears with the hand gesture and plays its looping animation, but when i Build & Publish the loop on the object doesnt play. The object appears with the hand gesture but the animation on the object doesnt play.

anyone else have any issues like this and any advice on how to solve it?

This probably has something to do with the current VRChat bugs. There are issues with blendshapes that should be fixed by now. Update the SDK and try again.