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Gizmo just got his vaccines and his face is swollen, he's sleepy, but not lethargic....and he has a fever...

I'm looking online for info as we speak, but anybody have a similar reaction...??? he got his vaccines at 2 pm and went to sleep around 9 and I woke him up to see his face swollen...his nose/eye area...

I'm worried...hoping somebody sees this before I go to bed...
 

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i'd give the vet a call... usually though vaccine reactions happen quit fast. and many vets will ask you to stay in the waiting room for 1/2 hour after getting the vaccine done in case they do have a reaction.....
 

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i'd give the vet a call... usually though vaccine reactions happen quit fast. and many vets will ask you to stay in the waiting room for 1/2 hour after getting the vaccine done in case they do have a reaction.....
His swelling occured about 7 hours after....he just fell asleep again...but I'm giving her a call now...last time he got a fever, but no swelling...
 

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luvmypuppet said:
i'd give the vet a call... usually though vaccine reactions happen quit fast. and many vets will ask you to stay in the waiting room for 1/2 hour after getting the vaccine done in case they do have a reaction.....

I agree call your vet! :wink:
 

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Much Better!!

Well I called my vet who told me to monitor his breathing and to make sure he wasn't lethargic. She says next time she can give antihistemine with the shots. Thank goodness all he has left is his rabies. I was really scared there for a moment, my poor babies eyes were squinty and his nose was huge!! But he is fine today, thank goodness, running around acting like a maniac.

Thanks for your concern!! Gizmo sends puppy kisses :tongue3:
 

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Wow...that must have been really scary...thanks God he's ok now...
Yes...I was so scared....I felt the strangest panic, I'm usually calm under pressure, but I was really scared, I didn;t know what to do...he's my baby...and honestly I would be devastated if something more serious had happened...

Even my mom and dad were calling to see if he was ok...everybody in Puerto Rico (where I am from) was calling...LOL.

He is the new "baby" in the family....and is treated like it...

Rabies shots are next....wish us luck! :shock:
 

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Odd that the reaction didn't peak until 7 hours later, something must have triggered it like a secondary allergy. As someone mentioned most reactions occur within 20 minutes of the injection. Next time your pup gets a vaccine, you may want to ask your vet if you can drop off the dog in the morning, have them vaccinate and watch your dog throughout the day in case anything unexpected happens even with the diphenhydramine pre-med. Glad to hear your pup is ok now though, it's really scary!

Just had another though, which vaccine was given? If it was Bordatella, the vaccine is stored along with penicillin, so it's possible your dog is allergic to penicillin drugs, make sure you remember this if you are ever prescribed amoxicillin (Clavamox).
 

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Haven't been on much the past couple of days due to my grand-daughter's graduation and her graduation party yesterday, so just saw this post. I'm really glad he's o.k. That must have been really scary.

Nate, glad to see you're back. We missed you on here. Bur Kristin did a great job while you were gone, posting for the both of you. You have trained her well - :lol: Or maybe she trained you! :lol:
 
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