My Pom got her rabies, lyme and bordatella vaccs two hours ago and is not doing well. She is lying next to me shaking. When you make her walk she has her head low and her tail between her legs. We went to the feed store which is her favorite place in the world and she didn't want to get out of the car! She is not afraid of the vet or of getting shots so it has to be some kind of a reaction. Her temp is 102.3 I did call the vet back and am waiting for a call back. Speculations and jingles welcomed.
Ok, vet called back and had me give her benadryl and previcox. She said I should start to see improvement in about an hour. She didn't seem concerned since she isn't having any symptoms of anaphylaxis and her temp is normal. Thanks!
My sheltie is thunder and firework phobic. We are going away over the week of the 4th of July so we can't go with a petsitter like usual and have to board him somewhere so he doesn't injure himself. That is why the pom had to get the vaccinations. She seems pretty much back to normal except when I pick her up she yipes like she is sore everywhere. Thanks for asking about her!
The Bordatella is one that she has never had before or at least hasn't had since she was a pup, but the other two she has. I gave the DHLPP myself back in March with no problem so I guess is was either the Bordatella or the combo that was too much for her. Most likely she will never have to get it again since we don't ever board her usually. Poor thing, she is the brave one and she is the one paying the price for the scaredy cat!
Oh, good! I was about to respond about Benadryl, but it seems you are in a good place now. I have to dose my youngest dog with Benadryl for a day prior to her vacs or she has a reaction, too. I keep her on the meds 'till the day after, as per my vet's advice. Keep that in mind for the next time, but talk with your vet about strategies, just in case.
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Will do, thanks. She is 8, almost 9. Seems weird she would have a reaction after all this time but it is obvious she did.
The vet told me to call her back an hour after I gave her the meds and let her know how she was. After an hour I went to check on her and couldn't find her! We went crazy searching the house. Finally found her all the way in the back of the linen closet. Scared the crap out of me all over again!
It might not have been the vaccinations themselves, but the medium they are mixed with. My dogs (this was about 8 or more years ago) would get a lump where they were vaccinated, and the vet thought it was the specific vaccine brand and what it was mixed with. She changed brands and no more lumps or reactions.