Okay, so I am freaking out a little bit. I just got back from taking my 4 month old Rott to the vet. He got another parvo shot and the rabies vaccine. As soon as we get home he throws up. I have never seen him throw up (other than a small spit up at night)in the three months (about) we have had him. I called the vet who just told me to keep checking him for any other symptoms of a reaction.
Since then I havent been able to stop searching online to see how serious it could be and what to look for ext. I have seen some people say that vomiting could be a sign of an on coming reaction. Which to me means that even though he seems fine now, no swelling, or trouble breathing and is even acting fine it could mean that he could be about to have a reaction at any time (it has been about a half an hour and so far he is fine).
I guess I am just looking for a little reasurance. Is only vomiting a cause for serious concern?
Anyone else totally freak out about something like this?
Vomiting could be a sign of an oncoming vaccine reaction but it also could be due to the car ride or general stress of the visit. Vaccine reactions tend to show signs of swelling around the face, typically around the eyes and muzzle. If you run your hand through the hair against the way it lays naturally you could see little red bumps that would be indicative of hives. Other signs are lethargy, loss of appetite and fever. None of these typical vaccine reactions are life threatening. If you notice any of them call your vet back and he may just have you give some Benadryl to your pup as that, combined sometimes with a steroid injection, is what we typically give for an allergic reaction.
Since I am responding ~ 2 hours after you posted this, if your pup is doing fine and you haven't seen any other signs like what I have mentioned, then your pup is most likely not experiencing a reaction. Suggestions for further visits, since it is suspect that he had a reaction, would be to spread the shots out instead of giving him multiple vaccines at one time. That way, if it is a reaction, you will know which vaccine it is that he reacts to and you and your vet can decide together whether or not he needs those vaccines in the future or if a vaccine titer should be run instead. You could also make the appt. for a time that you can sit in the office waiting room for a 1/2 hr post visit to watch him and see if he has a reaction. Most reactions occur within the first 20 minutes of receiving the vaccine. Also, should he have a much more severe reaction in the future, you are right where you need to be to have it treated right away.
If he continues to vomit, I would also worry about something more serious like Parvo. Rottie pups are so prone to developing Parvo and vomiting, lethargy and loss of appetite are also the beginning symptoms of that disease.