Join Date: Nov 2006
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Hi there, I was just wondering if any one of you have ever experienced any adverse reactions to the rabies vaccine. In our case, poor Oreo got really, REALLY sick. He was vomitting and had bad uncontrollable diarreah the night following his shot. He got it done last Friday around 2pm and then by 6pm it all started. I had to wait until the next morning to call the vet because the closed for the evening. But I was up the entire night cleaning him and his crate. It was awful and you could tell he was miserable. Upon the vet's advice, I put him on a 24 hr fast of small amounts of water and the boiled rice/hamburger. By Sunday, although his stools were still fairlly soft, and almost obsolete - his system was devoid much food - poor Oreo was famished and was begging for food. I did give him small meals of that rice/ground beef mixture, he LOVED it, but was so hungry. By Monday he was so happy to eat his Kibble again. I asked the vet if they outgrow allergies, but she told me that it gets worse. His next rabies booster is next year and they told me I would have to give him Benadryl the night before, morning of, right before and right after the booster. I was shocked because I really am afraid there will be an adverse reaction. My vet told me they will be monitoring him carefully when he is neutered and I AM now VERY nervous. He had all his shots and he was only lethargic and down, but at 4 months, I figured he would be too young for the vaccine. They told me that they keep the rabies vaccine seperate to ensure they can narrow down what caused the allergic reaction if it does take place. Sorry about the ramble, I just could not contain it anymore.