Next Day Hind Quarter Weakness
I am looking for any information from ANYONE who has experienced what we now are. Last night, Thursday 4/23 at about 6:30, we brought our 2 young healthy dogs to our vet for their routine vaccines. Sadie, our almost 3 year old German Shorthaired Pointer, got her Adult DHLP-V (Distemper)and Lyme vaccines. She has always been a healthy, happy, energetic girl, and our vet (who we will not be using anymore) said she is in perfect health. Then Grace, our almost 2 year old Mountain Cur who is equally happy and healthy, got her 3 yr rabies vaccination along w/the same distemper as sadie. We went home, and everything was normal. This a.m., i let my girls out as i always do. Typically, they run all over the yard, chasing birds and bunnies until they are exhausted. Not today. Today they came right inside, saide barely able to move. She couldn't walk, her body was shaking, and she was unable to get onto the couch by herself. I called the vet, they said give her some aspirin and limit her activity for 24 hrs. i was so worried about sadie that I didn't notice grace having almost identical problems. She too cannot climb up on the couch w/out help, and has a difficult time sitting/laying down. What do I do?
I just read your blog and I am sorry for what you went through. I am now going through something similar with my dog. I have a 2 yr old shih tzu and a few months ago I took him to get his rabies & distemper shots. Within a week my dog was shaking all over and he had a small lump at the injection site. I took him back to the vet and she told me nothing was wrong with him that I should just watch him for the next 3 months. Well, it's been almost 3 months & he's still shaking frequently. I've been doing a bunch of research regarding the rabies vaccination. I can't believe the things I've been reading. Did you know that all vets are supposed to tell you that the rabies vaccine should be given alone & you should wait 2-4 weeks before giving any other shots? My vet never told me. Also, the smaller the dog, the greater the risk. The rabies shot is 1 ml whether you have a teacup pup or a great dane.Imagine. Well, I fund a great website with tons of info for dogs. Its called www.truth4dogs.org. Not sure if you've seen it. I was just wondering have your dogs recovered? I'm going to a great animal hospital in Boston, MA where I live to get another opinion. I have a feelng this shaking is going to be a permanent thing with the nervous system. Well best of luck to you & your dogs.
i have a 3 1/2 yr old dashound and we got his rabbies shot about a week ago and he hasn't been right since. He yelps when we pick him up doesn't want to eat or drink. Now i'm beside my self with worry is this a normal reaction for my dog? Any help or advise please. Thanks worried mommy!!
I took my cat yesterday to the Vaccination Clinic to update immunizations. He is my baby and they said since he is simese he should not have all shots at once as he may have a reaction. He seemed unusually quiet coming home...He won't eat he has no energy neither like him. He seems to be alittle dizzy. Not running around stepping slower than usual. I told them to just give him one vac. at a time, looks like he got two. the Rhinotrachllis-calci-Panleukopenia and Chlamydia Psittaci Vaccine. Have others seen this reaction and if so did it pass with pet returning to good health and normal behavior? Thought you should keep your pet vaccinated now I am questioning if I did the right thing.
i took my 9 month cat to the vet, they said she needed her injection for a upper respiratory booster with 1 more in 3 wks. we got her home ,she was tired acting, but next morning we had to RUSH her to the vet with a 105.9 tempature, they gave fluids by i. v. ,then we took her home. she was fine for a few hours, we had to give her 1/2 of a baby aspirin, and 1/2 tsp benerdryl , then her fever went up to 107.3 and we were told to use achol to rub her down, it did bring down the temp....for a little bit, but it went back up called vet again supposed to go at 7am in morning for antibotics. i dont think she'll be getting that second booster!!!
I just wanted to add a few words on the danger of too much vaccinations. My 11 year old Golden Retriever had to have his rabies shot in order to get licensed. I am sorry to say I wanted to save some money, so we brought him to a clinic. He received all vaccinations at once, including a 3 year rabie vaccine. A few months later he developed cancerous tumors. He died about 6 months later. In trying to help him after his diagnosis, I found out how too many vaccinations at one time can be deadly. Too late for him, but not for others. If you must vaccinate, try spreading the vaccinations over months so not to overload your pet.
My Rottie has a golf ball size lump on the back of her neck from getting vaccinations. It has gotten larger and not smaller. It has never gone away, only gotten larger over the last 2 years. I don't know what to do due because there is not a lot of money for treatment. I have decided not to vaccinate her this year. The lump is large and mushy. I would like to find a Holistic Vet. This is so horrible what they do to our pets. She was being vaccinated and the place where you have the store and clinic combined.
My Miniature Schnauzer, Spike, who is now 9 years old had an immediate reaction to booster shots when he was only 3 months old. He was given the DHLP, CPV, and CCV shots. He went under the bed and it sounded as if he was having extreme difficulty breathing. He growled at me when I tried to get him to come out. I was so scared because I thought he was dying.
I have 2 cats that are 16+yrs old. My female received her booster shots many years ago I think she was 5, the male had his at the same time and was fine. The female fell extrememly ill having hemorhaggic gastroenteritis. Had to have a scope for diagnosis and went on a special diet when she came home after several days of IV hydration. About 7 years later I brought the two cats in for teeth cleaning and got talked into boosters again. Once again, the male(Buster) was fine and the female(Jazz) got sick again, this time I was quick on the rehydrarion draw and she was fine and connected the dots and from that time on, we did not have to go to the vet. They're indoor cats and were very healthy. Recently, Buster got out the dog door and was missing for 6 weeks when some hero found him and turned him into the shelter. In order to be released from the shelter, he had to have a rabies booster and I figured since he never had any problems...Well in his weakened and starved state it must have gotten him. He was eating small amounts when we brought him home for about 2 1/2 days and then began to refuse to eat. He'd smell it and walk away. Last night, he gagged after smelling food and vomited water. We took him to the vet this morning and are still awaiting word of lab results. I suspect the rabies booster.
My dog was stolen and was was reported found three days later at an animal hospital not to far away. He was givin shots before he left, my mother did not know what he had so she agreed to get him some. 3 year rabbie, distemper, and parvo. He has not eaten nor can he hold down much water since and it has been over a week. The vets have done blood work and say that he may have liver problems now and something is wrong with his sugar. before he was stolen he was in the best of health and now he is turning to skin and bones. Please what can I do to help and are the shots what is wrong?
We took our 4 year old boxer, Rocky, to the vet for shots. We got him when he was 3 from a family member. He had never been to a vet before so they told us that he would need Rabies, Parvo, etc. They also told us that he had Hookworms and gave us medicine to give him for three days. They told us to watch for swelling in the face, vomiting or diahhrea. They never mentioned anything about itching or swelling at the injection site. That was on Friday; on Tuesday he was gone. The vet said that he had probably gotten in to some poison. There was no evidence of poisoning, we firmly believe that he died as a result of the vaccinations. Of course, they would not say that. I wish that we had read up on the side effects before we took him in. The shot records say that he was in perfect health, with the exception of the Hookworm, and we have lost our family member. Our next dog with have their rabies shot but we certainly won't be taking them back to that vet for any other shots!
We have an incredible German Shepherd who is 8 years old. Our Shepherd has had allergies most of his life. We had destroyed the immune system of our beloved friend with his annual vaccines. His immune system was so over stimulated that it crashed. It is called Vaccinosis.
"Health Hazard of Routine Vaccination: placing our animals at risk
Most pet owners aren't aware of the dangers in animal vaccinations that have been discovered in recent years. The major veterinary associations now agree that vaccinations can trigger all sorts of maladies, from allergies to cancer - but most pet caretakers (and many veterinarians, it seems) haven't gotten the word. "With vaccines that are repeated year after year, the frequency and severity of these side-effects in our pets has increased dramatically. Most of the problems involve the immune system. After all, the immune system is what vaccines are designed to stimulate. But they do so in a very unnatural way that can overwhelm and confuse the immune system."
Dr. Donna Starita Mehan DVM (Credit to Shirley's Wellness Cafe, Holistic Healthcare for People and Animals).
I continue my search to help my friend. To that end, has anyone tried Turmeric on dogs? I am trying to find a natural anti-inflammatory (for allergy flare ups) that will not tear up his liver and kidneys. The fact that it kills Staph (scratching/chewing at skin) and is a blood purifier sounds like it might be beneficial all around. Thanks so much!
EC: We have a new page for pets & turmeric -- https://www.earthclinic.com/pets/turmeric.html
My name is Doug and I am young man with a new family. I have always been a dog lover and couldn't wait to adopt my own first pet. My 2 year old daughter is just as passionate about dogs as myself, maybe more. Cali is our 4 month old, female Irish Jack Russell Terrier. We got her young from a breeder who had strict requierments for adopting her dogs. We had to get all the vaccines and feed her a specific food or our guarantee would not be valid on her temperment. No human food allowed. I followed her rules and stuck to the plan. After her 1st and 2nd series of shots, her personality and demeanor changed everytime. The next few days she would not want to eat, drink, and her behavior had changed enough for my whole family to reconize it. She pulled out of it after her first set of shots. But, she still is not the same, maybe even worse, after she just had her 2nd. It has been almost 5 days, and i am tad bit worried about her. Not so much her health, but her personality. I understand Jacks very well and know alot about the breed. This seems to closly related to these vaccines. She will not touch her food and almost seems repulsed by it. And she seems skittish and partially confused at times. I dont know if theese are symptoms to this breed or to the individual but I plan on researching as much as i can. I hope this note my help others in my same situation and may futher research to this delemma. My quest will not end untill answers are found.
Side effect from rabies & distemperment shots:
We took our 10 year mixed dog to vet about 2 months ago because he was snapping, we thought we should catch him up on his shots just in case he bit someone. Well we come to find out he had a ear infection, after getting his shots, antibotic and ear wash we went home and he has been down hill since then. We had made a another appointment for three weeks for a check up and xrays for his arthritis. While at home he lost his balance (because of ear effection) his eyes starting glaring over and he just wasn't himself. When we went back to vet we had blod work done and it all came back negative,showed nothing...we did not have xrays done because we already knew he had arthritis we di find out that his effection moved throughtout his body, the vet sent us home with more antibotic and something for hi attitude. He no longer has effection but my dog can hardly walk, Now something the vet gave us did this to him. I am going to have to put dog down because I have to carry him (65 pounds) down the steps to go to the bathroom because he is afraid to go down steps. I know one of those medicines did this to my dog and I need to know if this has happened to anyone else out there. Looking for advice!
I just had to put my dog down yesterday because of what I truely believe are the results from either the distemper,rabies, or bordetella shots he received on the 13th of March. Levi would have been 10 the 3rd of May, he was a shephard mix, 103lbs, I helped deliver him and he had been with me ever since, like you I had to help him up and down the stairs just so he could go pee, he quit eating monday, he started having difficulty with the stairs tuesday, he fell while peeing wednesday and his front legs both swelled up, and I noticed he had jaundice wednesday. When I took him to the vet they said he was going down hill fast. He wasn't getting enough protein they said, his liver shut down. He was fine before, so full of life, and then this .... I put him down thursday, I couldn't watch him suffer like this.
(Steynrus, South Africa)
My border collie puppy was vaccinated for distemper and rabies. He is very ill now, I took him back to the vet and was told he has ditemper,they advised me to put him down. I refused ths advice, I said a prayer and now I am giving him a mixture of (125ml cup jungle oats,1 rooibos teabag, 2ml teaspoon salt, 3(250ml) cups of water boiled for 30 minutes and cooled in the fridge) also mix (500ml milk, 2 raw egg yellows,1 teaspoon vanilla essence,125ml condensedmilk. Mix well, keep in the fridge) I mix 1 teaspoon Honey, 20ml jungle oat mixture, 50ml milk mixture, add a little boiling water to warm the mixure. I give him this 4 times a day,(3 days and counting!) He is improving each day!
My 15 year old cat received her Rabies and FVRCP on February 20th and I notice she began to lose weight. I have to admit she was a few years out of date for her shots. She was eating but slept more than normal. I took her back to the vet and they did blood work which turned out fine. The cat initially would not give any blood up through the neck so they tried her hind leg also with no avail.The again tried the neck and finally got blood there. When I got her home she started limping and dragging the hind leg. I again called the vet and they did give me METacam. I think they may have aggravated some athritis since she is 15 years old. I administered the first dose last night. I am now giving her wet food at least twice a day and she is gaining weight.
I have a Vizsla. He grew a lump on his neck that tested positive for cancer. My vet said that the corona shot could be the problem. I knew who had the bitch and contacted them. They said the bitch had to have a tumor removed also but didn't know what caused it. Since their dog was in the breeding program for a guide dog school they ccntacted the school. Seems like a few other dogs had the same problem....who knew?