Took my dog to get his second shot today. The doctor told me he's gonna be a little sore, but the "little" turned out to be a lot of pain for him!! Since he came home he hasn't been able to sit down, whenever he sits down he screams in pain but he's sooo tired so he falls asleep standing up! And when he falls on the side he jumps up in pain again......... it makes me wanna cry that i cannot do anything for him.
I never knew vaccine is that painful...the worst part is, the poor thing has to go get the second half of the shot next week because of his size, he cannot take a full shot.... he's 1.65lb right now at 3months.
Has anyone experienced anythign like this? When will the pain go away?
Some dogs have more reaction to shots and medication. Poor little guy, being so tiny. This happened with Duch when she got some of her vaccines. The area was just really sore. I put the dog bed on the floor by my bed, one of those reallyyyyy soft ones. Then I put a heating pad on low, and a blanket over that. (attended of course, fire hazard).. and it helped, she was able to lay down. Maybe try that. Other than that, he'll just have to wait it out.. with lots of extra love from mom! :)
A heating pad really? I called clinic today and the nurse suggested an ICE PACK lol! But the heating pad sounds a lot better since i can't imagine how I can press any hard object around his sore spot! Thanks!
Well, maybe you should try both. I'm sure dogs are alot like people. When we are sore, some prefer heat.. some prefer cold. I personally prefer heat, and so did Duch. :) *grin* Good luckkkk. Like I said though, low heat.. not too hot, especially considering his size. Maybe sit down on the floor by him, and pet him while he's laying on it. Eventually he'll probably feel calm enough to sleep.
um personally I'd be looking for a new vet. Vaccine dosage is not regulated by a dog's weight. A chihuahua and a great dane both get the same amount of vacccine regardless of their differnece in size, because a vaccine's intent is to jump start the immune system to produce antibodies, and the immune system strength is NOT dependent on the size of a dog. If you underdose the dog, it may do more harm than good, or worse cause the vaccines to have no effect at all.
Given the fact your pup has had bad reeactions ask your vet if they carry vaccines that do not contain the aluminum adjutant, which is a major culprit when it comes to reactions (especially in cats). In addition, I am wondering if your vet giving the leptospirosis vaccine as part of the vaccine combo? On your bill it will read DHLPP, if it's got an L in the vaccine, your pup is getting the lepto vaccine, and it probably has caused more bad reactions than any other vaccine given. I'd request (demand, if necessary) that your vet not adminnister the lepto vaccine to be on the safe side.