OK so Bluey went to vets today for second set of puppy shots. His first shot he got from the breeder, I saw her give it to him. So he got a Corona, Dhpp, and a Bordetella. Not 5 minutes from leaving vets we got home, and Bluey was going nuts crying and running around scratching. Kept up and got worse I called vet, told me It was allergic reaction, to give him some benadryl. So put pup in crate and went to rite aid, gone for maybe 20 minutes. Got in house and seen my baby, and totally freaked out. His eyes were so swollen and mouth, we just got in car and went bk to vets. Vet gave him a shotof benardyl and said it looks worse than it is. The swelling has gone down, But he wakes every 20 minutes in his sleep crying, and you can't pick him up. He acts like you are killing him, His ears are flat and down, so I know he is in pain. Anyways vet feels it must have been the Bordetella shot, since its his first of that kind. My question is....is this common? I've had two dogs and never experienced this. Could've the vet made a mistake and give him too much for his size? I'am really leary on taking him back to this vet, what do you think I should do?
We almost lost a Pom to a shot reaction. It was just the DHLP one. Her bigger brother swelled up but did not stop breathing. I asked about the amount, the vet says all dogs are given the same dose, which I wonder about. The same amount for a 5 lb dog as a 50 lb dog?
He suggested to spread them out, not giving the massive combo doses at once. I think there has been some re-thinking of the need and frequency of shots.
the amount is the same because the shot contains enough antibodies in the vaccine to boost the immune system to start producing that antibody on it's own. It's not a dosage per pound thing, as a dog's immune system is not dependent on it's size.