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My dog received his Lyme and canine influenza booster shots today. At the site of one of the injections he has now developed a small bump that is causing him pain if pressure is applied. Is this normal?
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Dr. Altman
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I am sorry Bowie has this lump. I would definitely let your veterinarian know tomorrow as this sounds like a local vaccination reaction and we tend to give vaccines in specific areas and they will want to use caution next year with this vaccination

For tonight:
- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 8 hours for 2-3 days, this may sedate mildly
- Cool compresses to the area in ten minute intervals for tonight and tomorrow begin rotating with the warm compresses to help this resolve

It might take several days or even a week for this to subside and it may get a little bigger before resolving but if there is cause for concern please have your veterinarian evaluate him tomorrow to determine if steroids are warranted

I hope this makes sense, it sounds like a local vaccination reaction and hopefully the above will provide relief for the first few days and allow it to resolve without further issue

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank you! Is it normal for it to be so tender? He won't let me put a cold compress on but I did give him Benadryl.

Give the benadryl an hour to be effective. It isn't normal but can occur, think about when you get your tetanus shot. It can be swollen and sore for a few days...

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