I was doing some research bc I am concerned about the lump on Laney's back. Has anyone else had a dog develop a reaction to a rabies shot or distemper shot that caused a lump? Did it go away by itself?
I was reading that it could just be a reaction to the shot......but, Laney got her rabies shot in her hind leg last week and her distemper shots weeks ago.....
***Edited By: Tonka on 5/3/2005 12:45:05 PM*** Reason: .
Well, let me mention that she is getting it removed as we speak.....cost me an arm and a leg, but bc she was under for her spay already they just wanted to remove it. I was just worried and didn't want to sit here thinking about it--so I researched it. Just wanted to know how common getting a big lump like that was after shots....esp if shots were a couple months ago.
it is very common for dogs to get small lumps in reaction to a rabies shot. you vet should be able to tell you if that is where she put the vaccine and if the lump is characteristic of a vaccine reaction.
edit: i was typing as you posted that last post. a little lump for a few days is normal, not one if vaccines were months ago
***Edited By: emma_567 on 5/3/2005 1:26:29 PM*** Reason: add edit
my frenchie pup got a fairly large lump where he had gotten his shot. we took him back after a few days and the vet told us it would go away after awhile. nothing to worry about. it took almost a month but it did finally go away.
If the lump were a reaction to the vaccinations, it would have shown up long before now, not 2 months later. In addition, the lump would show up at the site of the injection, not a completely different area.
My boxer had a huge lump about the size of a baseball on her side after she had her set of puppy shots. When you touched it she would yelp. I contacted the vet and was told that I could give her benadryl. The vet also said that boxer can sometimes have reactions to shots.
The lump went away the next day. I can't remember how much benadryl the vet said to give her because it was well over a year ago.
Sorry, didn't realize the lump was there longer than a day or so. I must have missed your post.
I hope she is doing ok.
***Edited By: halo611 on 5/3/2005 9:40:46 PM*** Reason: added
Small lumps can be normal after a vaccination and can stay there for quite a while sometimes, but 2 months seems too long for it to be a reaction. If the vet felt it was neccessary to remove then you probably did the right thing. They can usually tell by feeling if its a vaccine reaction or something else like a cyst or tumor. It never hurts to be safe and since she was going under anesthesia anyway it was a good time to take it out so that she won't have to go under again if it did turn out to be something other than a vaccine reaction.