Allergic to Vaccines?

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I think Hero's allergic to vaccinations. He got vaccines when he was maybe 12/13 weeks old while we owned him and he got very sick, vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy, the whole thing. He was sick for almost a week, and had to stay with the vet for a over a day. He got an IV and when what we were told was that he caught a virus. Well, he got vaccines yesterday, and lo and behold, he began vomiting today. So far he has no other symptoms, but I'm concerned he's going to get worse. If he does we'll definitely call the vet. But I'm not sure what to do otherwise? He isn't due for any vaccines for a year, should we just bring it up with the vet at that point? Or call? Is he allergic to vaccinations (is that even a thing?) or is it a coincidence?
 
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Do what you think is right, and I would have it noted sooner rather than later. They aren't going to do anything except try and shift blame most likely, but it should be noted in the record at least.

and yes reactions to vaccinations are real, for all sorts of reasons from allergies to ingredients, improper handling, and the body can respond/react in a lot of different ways. When we worked on Lyme stuff animals were removed from study all the time for odd reactions, but we needed to study "healthy animals" eye opening to say the least.

One of our cats grew an oversized grape cyst between her shoulder blades after vaccination once. It last a month and then went away. No real issues since except for chronic respiratory issues. related? who knows, but the reaction at the injection site was real.

Another cat was out for 10 days, 3 in the vets with IV after a rabies vaccine.

Haven't ever had problems with any of the dogs, they seem to be a bit more hearty, but all I ever do is rabies for them. Everybody has to make their own decisions. But after once? I wouldn't be doing them again. Twice? **** sure not getting them again and i'd be getting a medical exemption from my vet for any further vaccinations, if you have that option in your state. About half of us do. For now anyway.
 
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I did a quick google and I don't think TX allows vaccine waivers/exemptions. And that's some crazy stuff you just said happens because of vaccines ...
 

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I don't think it would hurt anything to call and ask them about it, especially because it's happened twice now. Plus, hopefully, they may be able to tell you why it's happening.

Cali is, or was, allergic to vaccines. She had a bad reaction (her face and ears got swollen) when she got a set of boosters as a puppy... so after that, the vets have gotten us to give her benadryl beforehand and we have to stay half an hour after she's gotten them just to be safe. With Cali, they suspected it was because it was due to getting more than one vaccination at once, so they also tried spacing out her next set of vaccinations.
 

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My brother's dog is allergic to rabies vaccines, he had to go to the vet both times. He gets a pass on that, it's just too dangerous for him to go through. If he is allergic to boosters, let the vet know. Some dogs are just sensitive to them and it could be life threatening if done again.
 

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You can absolutely have adverse reactions to vaccines. Generally if people want to continue vaccinating, we will give an injection of a steroid or antihistamine prior to giving the vaccine to (hopefully) prevent the reaction from occurring.

Definitely call and let them know.
 
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Thank you everyone! We're going to the vet with Crystal tomorrow so I'll definitely talk about it then.
 

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Next time he's due for vaccines, you can definitely pre medicate. You can also split them up (give the vaccines a few weeks apart) to hopefully pinpoint which one is the issue
 
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Next time he's due for vaccines, you can definitely pre medicate. You can also split them up (give the vaccines a few weeks apart) to hopefully pinpoint which one is the issue
I'm assuming if it is a specific vaccine it is the DHP one that is giving him issues, since it was the only one that was repeated. He's not due for another year, though. What would I medicate with, Benadryl?
 

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Before adopting a puppy, I studied a bunch of material on feeding and caring for a puppy. I found a useful article on vaccines puppy shot shedule, I advise those who plan to vaccinate their dog to get acquainted. It is important to have the necessary knowledge of the puppy's vaccination schedule so that when you visit your vet, you can easily understand the vaccination recommendations.
 

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