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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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Vaccination reaction

I said on the other thread that Squirt was thriving but she seems to be not doing so well after having her one year booster shot yesterday. Last night she got very lethargic and now she will hardly move at all. She acts at each step as if it is insurmountable. She squeals as if in pain when we pick her up.

The vet said she might sleep more for a couple of days and she might be sore at the location of the injection, but this is more than I expected. I've read on the internet about vaccination reactions and everything says that lethargy might be expected for 1-2 days. She hasn't had any other reaction symptoms other than lethargy and squealing as if in pain when we pick her up.

Has anyone had similar experiences?

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I have never dealt with this, but I would be calling the vet first thing in this morning.

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I agree with Paige, check in with the vet.

Did she get Rabbies also yesterday or just her 1 yr booster? My vet likes to seperate these shots by 2-3 weeks on all small dogs.

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This was just the booster, she had the rabies in October.

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That's good Peg, Is she eating & drinking?

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She did eat and drink this morning, and eats cheese if it is offered to her, so that is good. She wouldn't walk one step towards going outside this morning, so I carried her out. She stood where I put her down and didn't move an inch.

The vet says she is having a worse than normal reaction to the vaccination (gee, ya think?) and to give her one baby aspirin this morning and one baby aspirin tonight. I am to call if she isn't better tomorrow, and call if she gets worse. But you can bet I'll be in there this afternoon if this first dose of baby asprin doesn't give her some relief.

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Oh my, Peg! I hope that she is better soon.
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I've never had the problem, but have heard of it. Good luck and keep us updated.

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Oh no..poor thing
My Daisy reacted kind of bad her very first set of shots we got her. Seemed painful, whined a bit..and slept a LOT. Even more then the avg. 2 month old puppy.
Then Cooper threw up after his last set. But, I think that's because the vet tech was feeding him HUGE crappy treats that he'd never had before. And those, and the car ride make him sick.
At the time, he didn't chew..just swallowed his food. So, the treats came back up pretty big
I know my kids also feel kind of yuck after shots. They run a slight fever, and are sore at the site. So, I'm sure happens with pups, too. Hope she's better soon!

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Tell Squirt that we all are feeling for him - all three of mine got their yearly shots yesterday too - and they too are a little lethargic today. I am going to give them time. Not only do they have the stress of going to the vet, but then to get the shot too, maybe just too much for them. Kisses to Squirt/

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