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Remedies for Side Effects from the Lyme Shot for Dogs

| Modified on Jan 27, 2016

The Lyme Vaccine for dogs has a number of reported side effects, including vomiting, lethargy, arthritis, and behavioral changes. There are natural treatments that can relieve side effects. It is best to have some remedies on hand before your dog gets vaccinated for Lyme disease, and it may also be wise to consider if it is a vaccine your dog needs in the first place. Dogs living in areas with few ticks or dogs living indoors with access to a tick free yard may not need the vaccine. A dog that has had a vaccine reaction in the past is more likely to have a reaction in the future.

Natural treatments for side effects include activated charcoal powder, children's oral rehydration solution, homeopathic Thuja, and the herb milk thistle.

If your pet is having a reaction at the site of the vaccine, activated charcoal powder or baking soda can be used as a poultice on the area. Mix one or the other with water into a paste. Fold into a cloth and place against the site of the reaction. One layer of cloth should be between the charcoal or the baking soda. Secure to the site with some cohesive tape. The top of an old sock is another way to help secure the poultice.

Activated charcoal powder can be given to a dog to help with vomiting or diarrhea. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of powder (per 25 pounds of body weight) with water and give by mouth.  Charcoal helps to remove toxins from the body. This can be dosed several times a day until symptoms stop. A dog may need some child's oral rehydration solution if he is having excessive vomiting and diarrhea. Giving it in small amounts with a syringe will make it more likely that he can keep it down.

Many pet owners have found homeopathic Thuja to be helpful when dealing with a vaccine reaction. Keep it on hand before shots and follow package directions. Do not give Thuja within two hours of giving activated charcoal powder internally.

For dogs that have ongoing health problems following a vaccine, the herb milk thistle may be helpful to detoxify the liver.

If you have a remedy for side effects from the Lyme Vaccine, please let us know!

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Posted by Kristen (Valhalla, NY) on 10/25/2008

Hello All.. I just had to write after seeing the posts related to pets and vaccinations. I have a Maltese dog, she's going to be 7 in 2 months. In March of 07 she got incredibly sick and I took her to the animal hospital. They determined she had pancreatitis but also was losing protein in her urine. They did further tests and determined she had lyme disease and later determined it was lyme nephritis.

The type that affects their kidneys. They told me she had 6 months to a year to live.


I must mention my cousins dog had just died of this like 3 months prior. But, I had been studying the law of attraction and the power of your mind. So I made a decision then I would not listen. She continued to get better with each checkup but the western medicine doctor at the hospital kept saying, well, we see this. They were just so negative and didn't believe I could pull her out of this. Good thing for my own interest in natural medicine, organic food, etc.

From the minute she got diagnosed, she was on organic chicken and rice that I cooked for her. No canned processed food for her.

I understood the kidneys are the body's center for toxin removal, remove toxins and the kidneys will be less taxed.

So like I said the doctor wasn't listening to me. I was determined to find someone who would listen and believed in what I believed. That's how I found Dr. Martin Goldstein's practice. He was actually on Oprah one day that I happen to catch. I went out 2 weeks later and bought his book. It described a story about a dog who had the same thing and lived. I knew I had found my answer. I was basically willing to fly across the country to have my dog seen by this man. Long story short, he ended up having his practice in NY, 45 min north of where I live. I immediately made an appointment and have been seeing a doctor in his clinic ever since.

Princess has not only lived for almost 2 years... but, her kidneys have recovered and is now going to live a full complete life. I'm incredibly grateful for this practice, I did research during this and I believe that when I vaccinated my dog for Lyme, that once she got it, the disease mutated itself into the terminal version.

They also do not vaccinate at this practice unless necessary. They to tests every year to see if they still have antibodies..

I HIGHLY recoomend them. With my mind and their treatment, my baby is saved.

Dr. Martin Goldstein has a book out too. I know people drive hours to have this practice see their animals.. They are amazing..

**sorry for being so long, but I had to tell my story. And recommend these amazing people***