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red golden Pira
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Hi all,

I am writing just to tell what happened when my puppy took her vaccine..:(

My puppy is 13 weeks old and she received a Parvo, Parainfluenza, Distemper and Adnovirus vaccine yesterday. After 10-15 minutes she started to jump and shake uncontrollably, cry and do some noises I have never heard before. She seemed to be in pain. I rushed back to the clinic (5 minutes away only), and when she got there the vet measured her heartbeat and said she was fine. I was not convinced at all. 2 minutes after she vomited twice and was very lethargic (low blood pressure?) and while walking to the veterinarian's office she kind of felt on the floor.. By then the veterinarian took her inside and and gave her a benadryl shot. I stayed there with her for about one hour with her and the color of her gums got back to the healthy color.

I am really afraid to vaccinate her again. They told me that next time they will pre-treat her with the benadryl shot 15 minutes before give her the vaccines.

Well, I just wrote that because I know this is really rare but it could happen. Always stay in the clinic after you pet gets her vaccines...

She is still a little bit sleepy today, but is doing fine. :crossfing
 
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I am sorry your pup had a reaction... I personally would not vaccinate again and would run titers to determine whether a vaccination was indeed necessary or not and then I would give only the booster that she needed and not a combo vaccine again.
 

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Oh, how frightening that must have been! I am so glad she is fine now.

Was lepto a part of her vaccination? If it was, that may have been the component that caused her reaction. I would ask the vet. If not, I agree with Shalva and would just titer, and only vaccinate for what is needed. If all are needed, I would vaccinate for each individually, over a period of time, and stay at the vet's for an hour afterwards, just to make sure.
 

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What a frightening experience! I'm glad that it turned out alright in the end; but I agree that I would avoid vaccination unless it is absolutely necessary - and then with precautions.

We are due for shots in two weeks. Even though Nugget sailed through his vaccinations last year (as a puppy) I am going to take Tahnee's advice and hang in the waiting room for a while afterwards.
 

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I can just imagine how terrifying this was. Sending healing thoughts to you little girl.
 

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Was lepto a part of her vaccination? If it was, that may have been the component that caused her reaction.
No, no lepto, just the 4 I mentioned above. She is still very slow today.. and she choose a new spot to sleep. Seems a few things changed on her since her reaction.

Thanks for the best wishes! :wavey:
 

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My parents lab is allergic to distemper. If he doesn't get Benadryl before the injection he blows up like a balloon, eyes swollen shut, etc. With the Benadryl it's like the allergy doesn't exist...he's just a little sleepy for the rest of the day.
I know first hand how incredibly scary it is to see that type of reaction so I'm sorry for your experience. Someone else mentioned doing titers and only re-administering when needed....might not be a bad idea.
 

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Two of my Biewer yorkies have reactions also. We have learned to give Bennedryl a few hours before Vet, and I stagger the shots at different times no sooner than 3 wks apart. We also do titers every other year & if no need, no vaccinations!

I would be cautious on next set, either titer or have the Vet give you some Bennedryl to give and consider only one shot at a time. It might tell you which shot she reacted to.
 
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