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Can cats have a reaction like run a fever after having

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can cats have a reaction like run a fever after having gotten their annual rabies, dysentary, and leukemia shots?
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 21 days ago.

Hello,

I am Dr. Snow, and I can try and help you today.

The answer is yes, cats can get some mild post vaccine symptoms, such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and anorexia.

When did he have his shots? What is his temperature?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
He had his shots yesterday.
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
His ears and shoulders are hot
Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 21 days ago.

Is he eating?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
he is acting a bit lethargic
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
he is eating and drinking
Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 21 days ago.

Ok, thats great news that he is eating and drinking. Any vomiting?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
no vomiting
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
we don't have a rectal themometer to take his temp. Is there anything else we can do?.
Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 21 days ago.

Excellent. Is he urinating? Since he is a male and stress can cause urinary symptoms, its important to know that hes able to urinate.

You can use a regular thermometer to take his temperature rectally, however, it may be difficult! It he feels warm to the touch and he is acting punky, it sounds like he is having some mild symptoms from the vaccine.

Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 21 days ago.

I would suggest keeping a close eye on him, and if he doesn't perk up by tomorrow, you may want to ring your veterinarian and let them know whats going on. The fever/lethargy shouldn't last more than a day or 2 after vaccines.

Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 21 days ago.

Do you have further questions?

Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 21 days ago.

How is he feeling today?

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