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hi i wonder if any of you have come across this ,dolly had her 2nd jab last week an i noticed she got a lump on her back,could this be from her jab im really worried should i take her to vets tomorrow or is this normal ,she ok in herself
 

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Yes, this is a reaction to the vaccine. Personally I would titer next time and not give another jab unless proven necessary. In cats especially, those lumps can turn cancerous.
 

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hi thanks for that what do u mean titer ?the jabs were her vaccines ,so u think that theres nothing to worry about? thanks again
 

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How old is your puppy? How many shots (jabs) has she had? Studies are showing duration of immunity studies with 7 year challenge success. Which basically means that the shots are effective for AT LEAST 7 years. Over vaccinating is a major contributor to auto immune disease.

Nothing to worry about? No, I wouldn't say that. The fact that your puppy has formed a lump would be concerning to me. It is a common reaction to vaccines yes, but it is not 'normal'. For that reason, I would be looking at titers.

If you do a titer (blood test), your vet can check the antibody response to the vaccines your puppy has had. If the body has produced antibodies, it is protected against disease. There's no reason to pump vaccines into the dog over and over again. Not when you can do a titer and see what the immune response is in the dog.

TITER TEST
 

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ok thanks for that i was unaware of that, dolly is 13 weeks old ,she had her first jab at 10 weeks old and another at 12 weeks i thought that all dogs had to have their vaccines ,she is ok in herself still a little mad head ,running around,shes got appointment next week at vets do you think i should leave it until then or get her in tomorrow,thankyou for your advice its much appreciated shes my baby and i worry constantly about her ,
 

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If she's acting normal, there's no need to rush back to the vets. They won't do anything for the lump anyway, just tell you it's from the vaccine.

Yes, all dogs should have vaccines as a puppy (although there are differing opinions on the frequency and which ones.)

What is important to understand is that the vaccines LAST longer than a year. Studies are showing that protection can last 7 years. How to know for sure? Do a titer and see if the dog has developed antibodies in response to the vaccines.
 

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thankyou very much for that ,i will keep an eye on dolly and ill definately ask he vet about a titer test next week ,how come the vets dont tell you about this
 

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thankyou very much for that ,i will keep an eye on dolly and ill definately ask he vet about a titer test next week ,how come the vets dont tell you about this
This is the million dollar question, isn't it? :coolwink:

To be honest, most vets butter their bread with the money they make on vaccines. The mark up is over 100%.
 

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