Vaccination Side Effects in Pets

Combination Vaccines
Posted by Gail (Lehighton, Pa/usa) on 11/05/2011
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Once my CHI received a 3 year vaccine he is now not eating or drinking and can hardly walk and seems to be in great pain. His legs are wobbly and starting to give out. I need help. The vet took xrays and blood work and said nothing came out negative.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Toni Ann (Nutley, Nj) on 11/04/2011
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My 4 year old perfectly healthy Shorkie Shi tzu yorkie mix went for her rabies and distemper shot. She is never sick 6 days after her shots I noticed she was walking funny and off to the side. I felt a welt on her back and brought her right to the vet. They said it would go away in 1 month to 2 months that it was swelling that occurs from the shot. The next day she was ok but 1:30 in the morning started throwing up till about 4:30 am.. Sunday all day she was sluggish and shaky and didn't move off the couch. She only vomited once that day. Monday we went right to vet were they said it was not from shots they didn't know what it was but will give her antibiotics and something to settle her stomach. She took the 3 medications Monday and Tuesday to see no improvement. Tuesday morning she vomited again. Went back to vet they gave her some fluids and a shot and told me to keep with the medication. Wednesday still no improvment. Thursday back at vet for ultra sound. Now her blood came back good , her ultra sound came back good but showing imflammation and spasms going on in the belly. They gave me predisone to give her. Still no major improvement. Her bowel came back negative and urine although very concentrated came back with some protein in it. He told me to wait two weeks until she feels better and have it rechecked because of the concentration it might be showing protein.

I am very concerned because years ago I had a maltese which received the same shots and 4 days later was unresponsive and throwing up and had to be put to sleep.

It has already cost me over 1000.00 this week for no diagnosis or improvement of my dog. I will tell you this she will never get another vaccination again. To me she never goes around other dogs and is only 8lbs. she is with me always and I think it is unnecessary to have to vaccinate when they are small house dogs.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Gayle (Gosford, Nsw Australia) on 11/02/2011
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Yesterday I took my Shiztzu X maltese for her annual injections for C4 and Heartworm etc.

Within 1 hr she became withdrawn and wouldn't come when called for dinner. She slowly walked with her tail between her legs but wouldn't eat( she is usually a very outgoing dog that will wolf down her food, any food ) She then started 'shivering' even though the room temperure was quite warm. I rang the vet, took her back, he said a slight reaction to one of the shots. She then started breathing rapidly, as though panting with her mouth closed. I rang the vet this time getting the after hours vet, was told the same thing. The panting went on for 2 hours. I slept with her right up next to me checking on her consently. Around 5am she wanted to go outside and had Diarrhea. She hasn't hadn't any water for 18 hrs now so I'm spoon feeding it to her, I'm worried about dehydration. She hasn't become any worse but I'll ring the vet again and take her back. Also she screams when I touch the area the C4 was injected. The heartwom injection was given in a different area. I'm from Australia.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Charley (Peterbough, England) on 10/29/2011
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My cat had his jab on Wednesday and since then he has been sick.


Avoiding Vaccines
Posted by Vickie (Lansing, Mi/usa) on 10/29/2011

I do not have dogs, but love them. Personally from a couple of friends & one of my own boarding experiences with my cats years ago-I would recommend skipping as many vaccines as possible and instead having a trusted friend dog sit or have one of those paid pet nannys come and vistit your pet 2-3 times a day while you are out, making sure they are bonded and insured, and have a high reputation for the safety of your pet.


Thuja
Posted by Vickie (Lansing, Mi/usa) on 10/29/2011
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I have a 5 month old kitten that is eating & acting fine but is having bad diarrhea. He had only one vaccine about 6wks ago. I have read many of the very sad stories abt pets and vaccines. My sincerest sympathy to any who have had very ill pets or lost a precious one to vaccines. I wanted to add, that, I understand that you can give any animal having any adverse type reaction to a vaccine or if you think an illness or tumor or cancer is vaccine related; you can treat them with homeopathic med "thuja" 30c is what is best from my natural med book on cats and dogs. I have read different dosing, tho one is to give one dose, but for 3 days. You could check the internet for other recommendations. But it could possibly save a pet's life. Also you can give even if there is no bad reaction, but I am not sure how long after the vaccine was given, this would be recommended. Hope this helps someone.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Shelly M (Rosenberg, Tx) on 10/28/2011
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My 2 year old Dachshund was vaccinated yesterday and has the same thing. He first vomited, face got swollen, and his limbs became cool to the touch. He now has fever and can't seem to do anything to get comfortable. He is absolutely miserable. I am also concerned about the loose area under his chin. My Oscar is the sweetest little guy around and after yesterday, he doesn't even act like the same dog... I am extremely sad.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Gigi (Claremont, Ca) on 10/27/2011
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I gave my 7 year old Mini Schnauzer (Cleo) a Parvo/Distemper injection. Within about an hour she started violently itching, she also huge welts at the injection point and down her entire back. I gave her a benedryl and put her a lukewarm bath. The itching subsided. A few hours later she started itching again and again we put her in the lukewarm bath and the itching subsided again and the bumps went away. Strangest thing ever. Her heart was beating really fast, but her breathing wasn't labored. Since the bumps went away and the itching subsided, we decided not to take her to the Vet, but needless to say I was not able to sleep at all, I stayed awake watching her all night for any changes.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Usa) on 10/19/2011 2075 posts

Dumplin, remove the magnet from your refrigerator door and place that same side that sticks to metal directly on the spot of inflammation and hold it there for up to an hr, several times a day until that swelling goes down.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Lisa (Perkiomenville, Pa) on 10/19/2011
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Significant diarrhea noted @ 18 hours post initial lyme vaccine in 10 week old boxer puppy.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Catera (Midwest City, Ok/united States) on 10/13/2011
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I am sorry, I now know what I thought was impossible. Two siblings, a boy and a girl got their shots. The girl vomited for a week then starting losing weight fast and stopped eating. Her gums and ears turned yellow (liver problem). Shortly after, her brother started having the same symptoms. He was put on anti-biotics. He hasn't gotten better, won't eat, won't defecate, won't move, won't pee, nothing. We are saddened that tomorrow we take him to be euthanized because his liver is failing. His sister, however, is finally eating small amounts and getting slowly better. This is atrocious!


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Pj (Hurdle Mills, Nc) on 10/13/2011
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Bella, 2 yr old German Short hair 12 hour after shot experiencing joint stiffness especially in hind quarter, lethargic and whining.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Dumplin (Elkhart, In, Usa) on 10/11/2011

When I took my 5 lb female yorkie/chihuahua mix to get her first shots in May or June of last year, she was 9 mos old. I didn't notice anything different with her other than laying around for a few days. I just took her on Oct. 4th to get this years dose, which was a 5-in-1 and a rabies shot. Yesterday I noticed a large lump on her right hip which is the site of 1 of the injections. She was not feeling well and was laying around, not eating. I did notice she was drinking a lot of water. I googled it and that is how I found this site. I do not know what I would do if I lost her. She is the light of my life. She is only 2 years old. What can I do to get rid of this lump? If I mess with it, which is very little, she really doesn't seem to mind. But it scares me. I will worry myself sick over this. Does anyone know what I can do to help her before it turns into something bad? Any help at all will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Seizures
Posted by The Krazy Kat Lady (Summerville, Sc) on 10/05/2011

I have 6 cats and a dog, 3 of the cats are from the same litter and are 2 years old. A few months ago near their 2 year mark, they were given their rabies and distemper shots. Before we were even in our car, one of them (Spidey) started convulsing, this triggered foaming of the mouth, loss of urine. We immediately rushed him into the vet's office again, where he was given a corticosteroid injection, I believe, for the reaction. Spidey had never had a single medical issue before this day. Of the 3 rescues he was always the strongest and biggest. Since this day, Spidey has had 3 more seizures that we know of. They cause him severe distress and wiped him out for over 24 hours. One time I did not think he would make it through. We of course took him to the vet who stated that they did not think the seizure was related to the shot (same vets who treated him the first time). Also they keep telling us that it would not benefit Spidey to treat him unless his seizures occur more frequently.

I am very scared for him, I want to make sure he has a healthy long life. When we found them as 1 month old kittens, they were half the weight they were supposed to be and nearly starved and dehydrated to death. Their mother we assumed was killed or picked up.

I hate to see him so wiped out. And my heart stops each time I see him suffering. I will never ever have him vaccinated again. The other cats do not seem to have any issues with the exceptions of dry long drawn out coughs. Again the vets dismiss this.

Not sure what has to happen to get the attention of the powers to be to investigate this phenomenon and determine to what extent these reactions occur.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Naplesbeach (Naples, Florida) on 10/02/2011
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My female Yorkie has been given DHPP C vaccinations every year for years at the insistence of my vet. (if you don't get the shot, you can't board at that particular vet), -I didn't want her to have the innoculation at her visit 3 months ago-I wanted her to have a titer test, but the vet told me the titer test was very expensive and she would be protected by the innoculation and he talked me into the innoculation.

She has now been diagnosed with Lymphoma (by needle biopsy and I got a second opinion with repeat biopsy). (9 yrs. 9 mo. old and 5 pounds). She has totally healthy heart, lungs, etc. and always acted like a puppy. The vet oncologist I have for her now told me that Lymphoma is rare in Yorkies and she has up to 9-12 months to live. She is now on chemo and prednisone. This is a loving, beautiful, active dog that will be taken from me because the vet assured me the innoculation was safe. The vets do it for the money. That is the bottom line. The vet knows he is responsible-I could tell when I told him she had Lymphoma.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Tappy 09 (Mt Pleasant, Michigan) on 09/26/2011
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My llasa Apso had the 3 way shot 21/2 years ago and about 6 hours later after going to bed I could feel her twitching and her skin hot to touch. I called the vet and he suggested giving her benadyrl. She seemed to come out of it. I am supposed to give her another shot tomorrow and frankly I don't know if the chance of her getting a worse reaction this time is worth it. I might add she has severe skin reactions to many things including staph bacteria.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Samira (Peshawar, Pakistan) on 09/24/2011
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My question to you is that my dogs (breeds black labarodor (2 months old) and Rotweiler (4 months old) had their first vaccination of distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirius, leptospirosis). Since their vaccination they have lost appetite, vomiting and severe dirreahea. Please suggest what can be done.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by K (South Lake Tahoe, Ca) on 09/24/2011
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My 13 pound Snauzer had shots this afternoon and now he has the shakes and he is throwing up. My dog is three years old and only had two vaccinations when he was quite young and my vet recomended another round of shots. My little dog won't stop shaking and he is quite sick. I am monitoring him and I took his temp. And it was 101.5 so its not too high. I am giving him small amounts of water and he can't seem to hold that down. I will take him to the emergency vet if he does not subside soon.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Dogma (Haleiwa, Hi) on 09/09/2011
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My Portuguese Water Dog was given full vaccination right before being crated, shipped across country to airport and flown to Hawaii. By the time she arrived, she was listless, would not drink water or eat and within days, she was aggressive to the point that full grown manly men started calling her "devil dog". She also acted like she was ADHD. A few years later a vet "accidentally" gave her a Lepto vaccine w/o my permission (I don't do vaccines any longer) and now I worry we've just made things worse long term. This event was the one that made me learn and research things to do to help with vaccine reactions. Both these two traits (aggerssion/ADHD) have waned a bit with years of feeding raw organic food, doing heavy metal detox, homeopathic vaccine detox (Dr. Gloria Dodd) and more natural approaches. But I fear she will never be "right" and every day I wonder what new thing will pop up in her due to the toxic effects and her sensitive system.

STOP THE MADNESS!!! All I hope is the she hasn't suffered for naught - that her story will continue to encourage other dog owners to re-think all yearly vaccines. Evil madness - and we WiLL be judged on how we protected the innocents.


Combination Vaccines
Posted by Lauren (Medford, Ma) on 09/04/2011
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my 5 year old healthy male dachshund received 3 vaccines on Friday Septmeber 2. He received bordatella, distemper and Lyme disease. A few hours later the area under his chin was swollen and he whimpered to my touch, both on his body and on his mouth. He went back the vet and received 2 shots of Benadryl and a steroid. We still have him on Benadryl orally every 12 hours, but the swollen area under his chin remains.

What should we do next? We are very concerned

Combination Vaccines
Posted by Jann (Gastonia, Nc) on 09/02/2011
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Warning

i am extremely sorry for the loss of your beloved kitty. unfortunately, it is most probable that the cause of his death was the vaccine. vaccines contain some horrible additives and chemicals that can cause reactions in many pets in different ways. if people will take the time to research the side effects of vaccines and shots, it may save a lot of pets' lives. for example, the only vaccine required by law for cats in most states is the rabies vaccine. however, that rabies vaccine contains an adjuvant, a chemical irritant in it that is supposed to increase its effectiveness by getting the rabies vaccine into the muscle faster. now people are becoming more & more aware that these shots are causing cancer at the site that the vaccines are given in the animal!

it's sad and very tragic that vets don't tell people about this. they make money from vaccinations, but these cat vaccines are dangerous and most of them aren't even necessary especially if your pet doesn't go outside. my cats are all indoors only! they do not get any other vaccines except an annual rabies shot, required by our county law!

i found a local vet who gives only one brand of vaccine, merial, and they do not add any adjuvants to their rabies vaccines. therefore, this helps to reduce and eliminate the possibility of cancers caused at the vaccine site. my cats are healthy and happier, and i feel a lot better using these vaccines, even though they do cost a bit more than the average vaccines that contain all the bad stuff. please do your research as much as possible.

good luck, and i hope you can replace your kitty and give another one a really good home!



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