Allergic reaction to rabies vaccine ?

On tuesday I took Myran 11 months to have his first rabies shot as we want to travel abroad next spring.He was given Nobivac Rabies and he seemed fine but during the night he had pooped a loose stool on the carpet.During the day he started to scratch himself and I could see lumps all over his body.He had couple of loose stools but other then that he was ok.Following night he had pooped all over the house and even wee´d something he hasn´t done since he was a baby and he had more lumps.I gave him mashed carrots and rice with an eggyolk and as the day went on he became better and is now sleeping soundly sans lumps.
So my question is if Nobivac Rabies is known to give such a strong reaction and what happens when I have to give him his second one in december.Dog´s aren´t alouded back to sweden if they haven´t got enough titres when tested as we are like Britain considered a Rabies free country.

Michelle

I give our dogs a Benadryl antihistamine (don't know the medical name of the drug) before rabies vaccine to avoid a reaction like the lumps you described. But our dogs only have to have one Rabies vaccine at 4 mos, and then a booster a year after, and then one every three years…so I have never given one a few months apart.

Thank you Andrea
They´ve realised that one is rarely sufficient we give one and 30 day´s later the second after 120 day´s from the second shot we take a blood test and after that the dog get´s his doggie passport.We then renew the vaccine every 2-3 years.Ok I have to remember to give him an antihistamine before the next shot but could I risk his life and that he get´s an anaphylactic shock.I´m planning to show him in other countries but it´s not worth it if I risk to loose him.

@myran:

Thank you Andrea
They´ve realised that one is rarely sufficient we give one and 30 day´s later the second after 120 day´s from the second shot we take a blood test and after that the dog get´s his doggie passport.We then renew the vaccine every 2-3 years.Ok I have to remember to give him an antihistamine before the next shot but could I risk his life and that he get´s an anaphylactic shock.I´m planning to show him in other countries but it´s not worth it if I risk to loose him.

Well…I don't know....I am not a vet...but I can tell you that a few of my dogs got welts like you described after a vaccine. And they never did after I started giving a antihistamine prior to the shot. Maybe you should talk to your vet, and see what she/he suggests?

@myran:

Thank you Andrea
They´ve realised that one is rarely sufficient we give one and 30 day´s later the second after 120 day´s from the second shot we take a blood test and after that the dog get´s his doggie passport.We then renew the vaccine every 2-3 years.Ok I have to remember to give him an antihistamine before the next shot but could I risk his life and that he get´s an anaphylactic shock.I´m planning to show him in other countries but it´s not worth it if I risk to loose him.

I think that he would have already had an anaphylactic shock reaction if he was really allergic to the rabies vaccine. Could they use a different manufacture?… Like Andrea, I give all mine antihistamine before rabies shots..
And wow, that seems like over kill to give one, the 30 days later?....
But you should talk to your Vet also about is reaction.

Pat
Yes it seems like overkill I agree but they´ve seen on the blood results that the dog´s wouldn´t be fully vaccinated with one only and as we are one of the few so called rabies free countries in the world .I could risk not being alouded to enter back to sweden and having to put Myran into quarantine for several months.But I will certainly ask my vet.

@myran:

Pat
Yes it seems like overkill I agree but they´ve seen on the blood results that the dog´s wouldn´t be fully vaccinated with one only and as we are one of the few so called rabies free countries in the world .I could risk not being alouded to enter back to sweden and having to put Myran into quarantine for several months.But I will certainly ask my vet.

Yes, we all have to follow such laws… but I certainly would ask about a different manufacture and also let your Vet know that seems your boy did have an allergic reaction for the next time the shot is due...

Yippee i´m a happy bunny Myran went for his second rabies shot 2 day´s ago and this time no reaction.I don´t know if it was the homeopathic pills my friend who´s a basenji breeder in finland sent me that did the trick or if he just could handle it better this time doesn´t matter as long as he´s fine.Now I can finally sleep without having to be scared 😃

@myran:

Yippee i´m a happy bunny Myran went for his second rabies shot 2 day´s ago and this time no reaction.I don´t know if it was the homeopathic pills my friend who´s a basenji breeder in finland sent me that did the trick or if he just could handle it better this time doesn´t matter as long as he´s fine.Now I can finally sleep without having to be scared 😃

That is great, what kind of pill were they?….

Benadryl's generic drug name is diphenhydramine.

No, I don't think it was Benadryl… Myran said it was homeopatic.... I use Benadryl now ..... especially before rabies shot....

I just mentioned the generic name of Benadryl because Quercus couldn't recall the name. Often drug names are different in foreign countries.

No what I gave Myran was Thuja pills(related to the cedar tree)I was supposed to give him 1 immediately after the rabies shot and then one more within the next 24 hrs.And it worked whether it was the thuja or not but he was ok.
But being the skeptic that I am I had cortison pills at home from the vet just incase of a anafylactic rection.

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