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Vaccine Reactions in Dogs

What are vaccine reactions in dogs?

A reaction to a vaccine is a wound or symptoms that show up after the dog has a vaccination which is implemented to help fight diseases. It is extremely rare for a dog to have a serious reaction to a vaccination. In most cases your dog is less likely to become sick from a vaccination than catching a disease. You can read below for more information on vaccine reactions in dogs by the many profound Experts.

My dog just got its Leptospirosis vaccine and is now shaking and has soft stool; is this normal?

It is very common for a dog that gets the Leptospirosis vaccine to have a reaction of some sort; the Leptospirosis vaccine is one of the vaccines that have the most reactions. Many dogs that have reactions to the Leptospirosis vaccine have the same symptoms that your dog is having. There can be some more serious reactions that you may want to watch out for such as swelling of the skin in several areas, vomiting, low blood pressure, and skin irritation. Most reactions to the vaccine are not severe, but when they start to show it may be a good idea to start giving your dog Benadryl to prevent any serious symptoms. You may watch the swelling this usually starts in the dogs face. The dosage for a dog would be 1mg for every pound that the dog weighs about every 8 to 12 hours. The soft stool is not much of a concern right now, if the dog starts having diarrhea at an excessive rate.

Should I be concerned if my dog just came out of heat and got a vaccine 3 days ago and now has hard lumps in her breasts and is not eating?

This is something that you may want to be defiantly concerned about; it is very unusual for there to be such a long time between the day of the vaccine and the symptoms. When there is swelling or lumps they are shown at the site on the injection; which usually happen within a few hours of the vaccination not normally days later. What this could mean is that the lumps are probably not caused from the vaccine. It is more likely that the lumps are more related to the dog ending its menstrual cycle. When a dog stops having discharge this is when a dog is actually in heat. This time is when a dog can become pregnant because now the dog is ovulating. Your dog may actually be showing symptoms of false pregnancy, even then it is fairly rare that a dog would lactate at this point. You can try checking to see if your dog is lactating by slightly pressing on the dog’s nipple. If milk is to be shown then your dog is showing false pregnancy. As for your dog not eating you may want to try giving your dog some foods that the dog enjoys.

My dog had Leptospirosis vaccine today and now is having troubling standing, very sleepy and breathing hard; is this normal?

When it comes to vaccines the most common reaction is soreness where the injection was given. Many dogs may experience a fever; this is because a vaccine tests the dog’s immune system to build up antibodies. When the immune system is activated it is very common for the dog to experience a fever. The common side effect of a fever is a dog being tired. A reaction to a vaccine normally improves after a couple of days. You may want to check and see if your dog has a fever and if the dog does this is something that may need to be monitored; when a dog has a fever this can cause a dog to breathe very heavily because the dog is hot. Vomiting and even diarrhea can occur because of the fever.

My dog just had it booster shots and is very tired and not wanting to do anything, should I be concerned?

There are 2 types of reactions to vaccinations. The first reaction is a serious anaphylactic reaction, this type of reaction is very uncommon but when this does occur it can be a deadly reaction. This type of reaction will be noticeable within a few minutes after the vaccine is given to the dog; also this reaction may need urgent care. The second reaction is a mild reaction; this type of reaction is much more common than the severe reaction. This type of reaction does not usually show up for a couple of hours and up to several days after the vaccinations is given, these reactions can last for a week.

Reactions to vaccinations can be very scary, many dog owners do not know if the reaction that their dog is having is severe or just a mild reaction. The mild reaction is much more common for a dog to have, but in some cases a dog does have a severe anaphylactic reaction these can be life threatening. If you need more information contact the thousands of Experts for their fast and affordable answers.

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