Benny has a Rash

Noticed a rash on his neck the other morning when he woke up, and noticed that he had red bumps all over his body (head to toe, on his back and belly, legs, and face). He just got his Combo 5 Way shot on Monday, this was noticed on Thursday morning. Also, right when he woke up that morning he threw up. His behavior is normal and has shown no signs of being sick, other than throwing up that morning and the rash. We're going to go see the vet tomorrow, has anyone seen anything like this?

Looks like hives. Probably a reaction to the vaccine. Often with puppies I will give 1/2 a benadryl tablet before they get their vaccine. I don't know what is in a 5-way? I usually do DHPP (no lepto), and I have that vaccine given separate from the others (rabies, bordatella).
Your vet may say 'oh, they shouldn't have a reaction to this vaccine'...but lots of Basenji puppies do. Definitely check with your vet before you do any sort of medication, but he will probably recommend some sort of antihistamine.
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The vet told me to give him benadryl 2-3x a day when I told him he has a rash. I've been doing that, and it's been helping the itch. I thought it was hives too. I was just hoping that it wasn't mites.

@Benny:

The vet told me to give him benadryl 2-3x a day when I told him he has a rash. I've been doing that, and it's been helping the itch. I thought it was hives too. I was just hoping that it wasn't mites.

I don't think it looks like mites. I would just give him a dose of benadryl prior the vaccine next time, and that should take care of it 🙂

Thanks for the tip 🙂 .

You may want to give him a warm oatmeal bath to help with the skin irritation. Basenji's and baths don't usually go well but I've found that if you sit in the tub with a small amount of water it usually helps calm them down. Good Luck and keep us posted.

Poor baby. Also from now on, in addition to the benadryl, I'd give the rabies separated out from the combo and skip the Lepto. Check with your vet and do your own homework about the Lepto though. (But no sense in overloading the immune system with a bunch of vac's at one time.)

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