He got his vaccinations on the 13th and has never had reactions, though he is showing signs of a mild fever, bright red

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Customer: he got his vaccinations on the 13th and has never had reactions, though he is showing signs of a mild fever, bright red ears and nose and has vomited multiple times. i cant get to a vet until the morning is there anything i can do??
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Does the vomit look liquidy or foamy? Is there food in it?
Customer: liquidy
JA: Could he have eaten anything unusual?
Customer: no he has barely eaten since his shots and is not acting like his normal self
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: winnie and will be 2 next month
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: nothing that i can think of
Answered by VetKristen in 2 mins 2 months ago
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Hello, I’m Kristen and I will be your Veterinary Assistance today, and as always, it’s my pleasure to assist you today. I may ask for some preliminary information to help me determine the condition or symptoms.

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I need to clarify the following to help me understand further.

  1. Do you have an ER vet nearby you could take Winnie to?

i just moved im not sure where one is but i am looking online at the moment
im trying to find one

When a dog gets its shots against the common diseases it can happen that for a few days afterwards they can feel a little off colour and unwell.

The reason for this is a vaccine contains a very small amount of the actual disease which stimulates the dogs immune system into building antibodies against it.

This then prepares it for the future should it come into contact with the disease at a more serious level.

Common symptoms after a vaccine are:

  • lethargy
  • Fever
  • sleeping a lot
  • eating less
  • depression

Most of the symptoms you have desribed are normal typical reactions and should dissapate in a day or two but if he is vomiting and his fever is very bad, then it would be best to take him to the ER if you can.

If not, try to get his fever down using cold compresses and if you have some pepto, you can give him a dose to help him with the vomiting.

Making sure he gets plenty of fluids also.

Once he stops vomiting after the pepto you could give him a benadryl as it may ease the reaction symptoms for him until you are able to get him to the vet in the morning.

My apologies I believed Winnie was a dog not a cat.

The same advice does apply but dont give him any pepto for the vomiting as it does not agree with cats at all.

Again, I am so sorry for the confusion but with vaccines, the advice is the same for both cats and dogs

thank you!

if you have any cerenia, ranitidine or famotidine at home these are safe medications for a cat to take for vomiting.

I hope Winnie is doing ok and feeling better now after his vaccines

I am closing off the chat now but if you need anything else, do let me know

I trust that everything has now been answered to your satisfaction. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get back to me on JustAnswer. In the meantime, I wish you all the best.

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