Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time!

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old December 14th, 2004, 02:37 AM
watarski watarski is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1
Vaccination reaction...need help

My 3 year old, 7 lb. Min-Pin had his yearly vaccinations 3 weeks ago. 17 days after the shots, he went to crap. Skin irritations, infected ears, swelled lymph nodes, pad and nail irritations, mild fever. I have learned tonight about anaphylactic reactions. He has been on an antibiotic for a week and an ingestible cortisone for almost a week. Today the vet gave us a new antibiotic to try. I am losing patience with this, and do not want to see my dog die...he's not getting better. Does anyone know what I might be able to do to speed up his recovery?
Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2004, 10:20 AM
elfelda's Avatar
elfelda elfelda is offline
Pet Lover Extraordinaire
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Guelph, ON
Posts: 55
Did your veterinarian feel that these symptoms were a reaction to the vaccines? I have not heard of a reaction this long after vaccination. Normally such a severe reaction would occur within a few hours. Milder reactions occur after a day or two. Also, once treated, a vaccine reaction usually clears up quickly, since the exposure to the irritant is brief. Have you considered that some other allergen in the dogs environment may be the cause? New food (food allergies frequently result in skin irritation in dogs), new bedding (especially feather, or cedar), ragweed season, use of cleaning products in the home... If the allergen is still present, it may explain why the dog's skin is not clearing up, despite treatment. It may not even be something new, but something that has always been in the environment, and has only now reached the threshold causing an allergic reaction in your dog. First off, I would try a hypoallergenic diet. You may also consider allergy testing.
I :love: Stanley Coren
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:13 AM.