I found a small bump on the back (neck area) of my yorkie right where she was recently vaccinated. I have been massaging it, but do not see any reduction. No itching, no bleeding. Doesn't seem to bother her at all. Any thoughts about this? Should I do anything about it or just leave it alone?
It is actually quite common, and in my own experience, seems to be more common in small dogs. I had dobermans for years and never noticed any reactions at all when they had their shots. However, I have had minpins now for 8 years, and both have had reaction site bumps, both from annual boosters and their rabies shots. My 4 year old female pin still has a tiny bump where she got her booster last April. I had always associated it before happening when they really struggled while the vet was giving the shot, but that wasn't the case the last time as is was so quick Sierra didn't have a chance to react.
Last time my Mom's Chihuahua had her yearly vaccinations, the site was raised for some time. It was a small raised, round bump and was tender to touch. She had really squealed when the vet gave her the shot and I thought she was just being a big baby, but obviously, it really did hurt. It eventually went away.
My Weims get those bumps also. The vet had just told me on my last litter of pups that got the bump. It is a reaction to the vaccine and something in the body is making the bump. It won't hurt the dog and the bump will eventually go away. So you might have this problem for awhile or it might just go away. My female had it and then her last booster she didn't have it.
The best person to ask is the vet who gave the vavvine. In my experience most bumps from injections are because the injection for some reason wound up in the skin layers rather than under the skin. They usually go away in time without any complications.
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