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Vaccination Side Effects in Pets

Last Modified on May 03, 2015

Lyme Disease Vaccinations   0  1   

Posted by Don (Doylestown, Pa) on 10/30/2010

[NAY]  Our 5 month old Pembroke Welsh Corgi received a Lyme vaccine, first dose, yesterday. Today he is lethargic, and has a limp. He won't be getting any more doses!

Replied by Maxsmom25
Provo, Ut, 84606
Oh my gosh! My 4 month old Lhasa Apso had a horrible reaction to the same shot yesterday! It was terrifying. He went limp and was vomiting, luckily we were still at the vet so they were able to reverse it. But now I am terrified about going back to continue vaccinations! Is your dog back to normal now?

Neutering Unvaccinated Pets   0  0   

Posted by Anonymous (Malibu, California, USA) on 10/19/2009

HELP! I have a six-month-old male kitten whom I have chosen to NOT VACCINATE because of multiple allergies on his behalf. THE PROBLEM IS I have failed in my attempt to find a veterinarian in Southern California who will neuter an unvaccinated cat. I feel we are being held hostage by not vaccinating. DOES ANYBODY OUT THERE KNOW OF A VET WHO WILL NEUTER A HEALTHY INDOOR 6-MONTH-OLD UNVACCINATED MALE KITTEN? I have vet records and receipts from holistic vets who are treating him for allergies - unfortunately they do not do surgeries.


EARTH CLINIC -- PLEASE POST IN AS MANY PLACES ON THE WEBSITE AS POSSIBLE. I cannot be the only one here with this dilemma.

Replied by Amy
Warrington, Pennsylvannia

Try searching the Holistic Vet database (see below) near your area for someone who will perform the surgery. Also, according to the instructions on the vaccine vials it states "For Healthy Animals Only." If your cat has allergies to vaccines he is not considered healthy and his records should be mark clearly, do not vaccinate adverse reactions. Also is this a rescue cat? If so then one of the local shelters should be able to do the surgery for a fee, also show them the records of his vaccine reaction. You are trying to do the right thing and you are being denied.

Hope this helps.


Posted by Anonymous (Malibu, California, USA) on 10/18/2009

After having a cat nearly DIE after his first RABIES VACCINATION, fast forward many years to now -- I have a six-month old male kitten whom I have chosen to NOT vaccinate. THE PROBLEM IS I have failed in my attempt to find a veterinarian who will NEUTER him without being vaccinated. CAN ANYBODY OUT THERE REFER ME TO A VETERINARIAN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHO WILL NEUTER MY UNVACCINATED KITTY? I feel we are being held hostage because we've chosen an altenative, healthier path. THANK YOU! Please email me at:

Neutralize Rabies Vaccine   0  0   

Posted by Truthinaction (Tel Aviv, Israel) on 06/02/2011

rabies shot is required by law. but the "law" is stupid, and those who created it, were brainwashed by big pharma zombie-vets. I'd like to eliminate/neutralize anything associated with this vaccine, incl. the antibodies. At least most of it. Is it possible?

Replied by Yvonne
Johannesburg, South Africa
Hi! I wondeer of zeolite would help in this instance. It surely can't harm! :o)

New Principles of Immunology   0  0   

Posted by Teri (Tulsa, Ok) on 08/18/2012

Here is an AMAZING site for recommended dog and cat vaccinations. It's written by a Veterinarian and shows what vaccinations are and aren't necessary. It also shows which vaccinations are dangerous and why, as well as how often the vaccine is ACTUALLY needed. Recommendations.htm

Rabies   0  0   

Posted by Kay (Jax, Fl, Usa) on 05/28/2014

With my new pup the state law requires a rabies vaccine to be given to dogs at the age of 4 months. I am concerned about injecting this vaccine into my pup. The breeder recommended if I could wait until the pup is six months the breeder felt it better. Any input?

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
I'm with your breeder on this one - wait until 6 months if you can, and if you aren't in a high risk area for rabies.

You will need the first rabies, and then at 1 year a booster; after that for the second year you can opt for the 3-year booster, which is identical to the 1 year booster but labeled differently [really]. You might wish to dose homeopathic Thuja Occidentalis 1 hour before the vaccination, and then immediately after the vaccination or as prescribed on the little bottle.

Posted by Tonya (Northern Michigan, Usa) on 02/01/2014

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Feb, 2012 I had my hound Roscoe vacinated with a "booster" for his rabies that the county requires. Roscoe was a very healthy, though elderly (12 yrs old) dog. He first showed signs that something was wrong within 2 months when a small rectangular area of his upper back at his shoulders started swelling. I suspected it was a fatty tumor, which my vet said was harmless... within two more months it appeared as 4 small "ball shaped growths on the rectangular area...

By August the original "balls" were the size of golf balls and were producing grape size similar "balls" on top of the original growths... My vet said "when he is uncomfortable enough we can let him go"... within the next two months the growths were tennis ball size and increased his original weight by 10#s... he had also lost his own body weight to where his ribs were starting to show, and his only joy was eating. Walking was hard as the growths were above his shoulder blades, where he had the injection.

December 1st I had already checked with other vets and they said "we can remove the growths" for aprox 830.00usd. I live on SSD and had no way of paying that money. No one takes payments anymore. So I had to say good by to my best friend who was so happy and healthy less than a year ago.

Thank you for letting me tell you about my dear Roscoe, a beautiful Plott Hound, I miss him everyday, and would never have approved his getting that vaccine if I had any idea that this was going to happen. Tonya

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
Hey Tonya!

I am so sorry for your loss of Roscoe :(

Thank you for sharing your story. I am sure like many Plotts, Roscoe was a very regal gentleman. The sky will be brighter tonight, now that Roscoe's star is shining down on us from the heavens.


Posted by Corgi Mum (Colo Spgs) on 10/13/2013

[DEATH REPORTED]  I had our 11yr old female Pemb Welsh Corgi vaccinated (rabies)--against my intuition. It was overdue because I was waffling. I had it done because the vet suggested it when taking her in for a sr dog check. A week and a half later, our Corgi was diagnosed with pancreatitis. She was treated and 6 months later, she ended up with end stage kidney disease and an autoimmune blood disease (can't remember the name right now, but her immune system was killing off all her red blood cells). I should have gone with my gut regarding the rabies vac!

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
I am very sorry for your loss, Corgi Mum.

Breeders know about adverse reactions with ivermectin and collie breeds, but by golly so should have your vet. It is astounding in this day and age that your vet prescribed an ivermectin drug without first doing an ivermectin sensitivity test.

There certainly is thinking that autoimmune hemolytic anemiahas a vaccine related component; in some states you can obtain a waver from your vet for senior animals to spare them rabies injections. I hope you get another corgi to heal your heart - and perhaps undertake seeking a new vet for this next generation.

It sounds like you were the best Mum ever to your fur kid - my condolences for your loss.

Posted by Alice (Goodyear, Az) on 10/13/2013

[DEATH REPORTED]  My 7 month old kitten died last week after receiving his rabies booster. Immediately after the injection he started vomiting. The vet administered the anti injection but the kitten continued declining. They tried cpr 3 times but he did not recover and died.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
Alice, I am so sorry!

What a horrible, tragic loss of your fur baby.

Posted by Yukidongo (North Carolina) on 07/31/2013

[DEATH REPORTED]  My Dad lost his Weimaraner to the Rabies Vaccine, as well. The dog was fine, taken to the vet for the routine Vaccines, and was paralyzed within hours of the shot, starting symptoms before he ever got out of the office! The paralysis is an ascending one and is caused BY the Rabies. It demyelinates the Central Nervous system, taking the myelin sheath off of the nerves. A dog might recover in several months with Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Co Q 10, and some fish oil. These contribute to the rebuilding of the sheath. This paralysis starts in the back ind and progresses forward until the dog is unable to move other than its head. IF the rabies progresses into the brain, the dog will die. The research is out there. Certain breeds, and older dogs do not need multiple rabies vaccines. The bloodwork for titre can be drawn and submitted to some licensing authorities as proof of vaccination. It is true. We are being forced to submit our dogs, our cats, and worse--our children--to unnecessary vaccination. The researchers estimated that the vaccinations for rabies after the first 3 year shot last at least 10 years. I have witnessed the disease first hand as a result of vaccination, and read and heard about it from other people. It is very real and there is research to back it up. My animals stand less chance of coming into contact with a rabid animal than dying from the shot. I made the educated determination that regardless of ordinance, they will receive ONE, and be done. It isn't worth the risk to me.

Posted by Patricia (Powhatan, Va) on 11/19/2012

[DEATH REPORTED]  My one year old male PBGV received his rabies vaccine on 10/22/2012. 6 days later, he began having epileptic seizures. My three year old, male PBGV had the same reaction 3 days after his rabies shot in 2011 and finally had to put to sleep to ease his misery. I want to report this but don't know where to send it. It was Fort Dodge, SN 1215357A. Three different vets have said the vaccination Did NOT cause it but in my heart, I feel it did.

Replied by Lisa
Bullhead City, Arizona
Try contacting P. E. T. A. Though its not an abuse case they would be able to guide you the right way because they would want the truth. Sorry for your losses. God bless

Posted by (Bohemia, Ny Usa) on 10/11/2012

[SIDE EFFECTS]  This past summer I rescued kittens from my yard from a momma kitty having her third set. I trapped her and got her spayed. I ended up keeping the 5 kittens because the local shelters were all full. I adopted out 3 of them and still have two because there is such a glut of kittens out there this year, they say because we had a mild winter.

They are almost 6 months old now. They had not received the Rabies vaccine yet so I brought them to a low cost, in a pet store, weekend "clinic" of sorts to save money. Three days after the rabies and FVRCP were given, one kitten started walking funny. It seemed he did not have full control over his rear legs. He could lift them, but not control them on the way down and they would make a flop sound when hitting the floor. He could get up and go the the food, water and litter box. He did not vocalize anything. He purrs and plays, but he chooses not to move around so much. He can get up and down the stairs. Two days later, he seemed to be walking normally, but then two days after that he was walking funny again, but there was no flop sound anymore, as if he was compensating somehow or it was just a little better. We brought him to the vet who said it was neuromuscular. The sugar was normal, so it is not diabetes. They did not do an x-ray but based on palpation determined that it was not a skeletal malformation of some kind. They did, however, tell my husband to have him retested for Feline leukemia which he already tested negative for to the tune of 48 dollars which infuriated me.

The cost of an MRI for a cat is approximately 2000 from what I looked up online ...

The sibling female kitten started to have similar although less severe symptoms a week and a half after the vaccinations. She shows some weakness in just the left rear leg, but does a little hop when she moves that she did not do before.

These kittens were perfectly fine for the entire time I have had them, since they are 8 weeks old. Is there any way to know that this problem is from the vaccines? I really cannot spend 2000 on an MRI.

From the paper work, it looks like they had RabVac1 and the FVRCP Ch.

I am wondering if I should try to treat with prednisone and/or antibiotics? It is too much money to get a diagnosis and even then you may not get an answer ....

Posted by Jena (Calgary, Ab Canada) on 09/30/2012

Have a 13 yr old Cairn with pancreatitis... MUST have rabies to travel across U.S./Cdn border... Any holistic advice advice to help her?

Posted by Kelly (Colorado Springs, Co) on 09/14/2012

[SIDE EFFECTS]  My chihuahua is 18 months old and got her rabies booster yesterday. Within 2 hours she had vomiting, runny stool, and then her face swelled up to the point her eyes were almost closed. Emergency clinic gave her dexamethasone and diphenhydramine and the swelling subsided. I am watching her today and giving her diphenhydramine every 8 hours. Her reaction was very alarming and I hope this is the extent of the damage, but am very concerned, especially after seeing other testimonials on adverse reactions to rabies shots.

Posted by Yvette (Frederick, -maryland) on 08/30/2012

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I adopted my, now, 19 week old Chihuahua "Ricky" at the age of 8 weeks from the P. S. P. C. A. He was awarded to me at an early so long as I promised to follow through with his "necessary" shots ( Or they will take him back). He had already recieved his first DHPPP. I was instructed to follow up with his second in three weeks, then his third three weeks after that.

Thank God my Daughter who is studying to become a vet told that me "due to new studies" she advised against any combo shots, lepto and Lyme. Also NOT to have his last DHPP at the same time as his rabies vaccine. She said to space them a week apart. I have done all I was told to do. I have been taking him to a vaccine clinic for dogs. Ricky was fine after receiving each of his distemper's.

Ricky received his rabies shot yesterday(At the age of 19 weeks). Everything seemed fine. He vomited once, but only slightly. I assumed this was normal. Today he started to sway his head back and forth. He wobbled a little. I ran him to a near by animal hospital. I was told that in NO WAY this was related to any vaccine. They said perhaps he was exposed to something. They gave him a neurological physical exam and I was told he is fine (His symptoms had subsided upon arrival;of course)I was told to take him home and bathe him, just in case he had come in contact with anything. I did. The head booble has returned, but not as acute. He has been asleep for the entire day now and he will not eat. He will not play. I am very frightened. All I can do is sit and watch and make sure he is still breathing. I feel helpless. I am torn about next years (or any) future vaccines. I do live in a heavily wooded area.

Thanks for your time.

Sincerely, Yvette

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