Reaction on Rabies Shot!

Mirtillo just got his rabies shot an hour ago.. nothing wrong during.. but after! He went crazy! Screaming, scratching etc. He looked like a scared kitten..
The vet had never seen a reaction like that! She quickly gave him another shot to calm down his immune system for the next 12 hours. We walked for a couple of minutes and he's doing ok now, sleeping..

I wondered if all basenjis are this sensitive.. Mirtillo is also bothered by some allergy for plants. He gets a swollen nose and his belly itches. And he's still affected by worms… He gets something for that every three weeks.. but the vet things he's just very easily affected..

We are going to try a raw diet.

Poor Mirtillo…I'm glad he's doing better now.

Chey got hives from her rabies shot this year. That night she jumped up and started running around the house...sat back down, jumped up and started running around again. She was covered in hives. I gave her a benadryl and that took care of it.

When she got her first 3 year shot, she lost a patch of hair at the injection site.

Poor Mirtillo! Hope the little guy is feeling better really soon.

Dallas didn't have that kind of reaction. He did end up with a little bump where the shot was given that stayed around until about a month or so later. Luckily I knew about it before hand thanks to this forum 🙂

Some have a bad reaction.. which is why I always give Benadryl before any of mine get rabies

lilly has had a very bad reaction to her shots.im not sure which one it is that she reacts to but with her first set of shots she was fine but after a few hours at home she started shaking and acting very tired,leaning against the walls for support, and screaming when you tried to pick her up…it was horrible.

but the last time she got her shots she was fine.

Another reason to always "separate" shots instead of doing the "whopper" combo of everything at one time. I never give Rabies with any other shots… and I also do not give Lepto or Corona. Other then rabies which legally I can't do and get a rabies certificate, I do give my own shots when due...

@tanza:

Another reason to always "separate" shots instead of doing the "whopper" combo of everything at one time. I never give Rabies with any other shots… and I also do not give Lepto or Corona. Other then rabies which legally I can't do and get a rabies certificate, I do give my own shots when due...

I also decided to separate the shots. Mirtillo had his 'normal' shots when he was 9 weeks and 13 weeks and just now his rabies. (6+ months)
He had no reaction to the first two sets of shots.

Poor pup. My basenji never had a reaction to the rabies but she had a reaction to the K9 Advantix flea and tic meds. She is scratching and shaking very often. Im not going to use it anymore.

@puppyjazz2:

Poor pup. My basenji never had a reaction to the rabies but she had a reaction to the K9 Advantix flea and tic meds. She is scratching and shaking very often. Im not going to use it anymore.

I believe another member on here, BDawg, had a problem with Advantix as well. I think her girl Lexi had a really bad reaction to it if I recall. If you do a search, I remember her posting a link about reactions to it in other dogs.

I've never had a dog react to vaccinations, but a close friend has a fox terrier that has reactions every time and has to be on Benadryl a full day before.

@Janneke:

I also decided to separate the shots. Mirtillo had his 'normal' shots when he was 9 weeks and 13 weeks and just now his rabies. (6+ months)
He had no reaction to the first two sets of shots.

Janneke,

Make sure that your veterinarian noted this adverse reaction in Mirtillo's medical record – something very important if he needs to have a medical waiver the next time he is due for a booster.

You might also want to get a 2nd opinion from a homeopathic/holistic veterinarian. You can do an online search for one near you at American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association http://www.holisticvetlist.com/, Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy http://www.theavh.org/referral/index.php .

I hope your boy is doing better.

Kris

Janneke is from the Netherlands

Yeh, Lexi had a very bad reaction to K9 Advantix. Never ever using that again!

Lexi actually just last had her rabies vaccination. We were told not to leave her alone for the next 12 hours. She didn't have any reaction, but she did throw up once. 😞

@BDawg:

She didn't have any reaction, but she did throw up once. 😞

Poor kid…:( 😞

Hey Janneke.
Will you please keep us informed about your experience with the raw meat diet. BTW, ever heard of the Carnibest frozen raw? Easily available in our countries, not expensive and I read some positive feedback about it.
And keep sending us those great pictures of Mirtillo ! I love them.:)
Greetz from Belgium

Is he feeling better now?

@sharronhurlbut:

Is he feeling better now?

He's doing great 🙂

@tsjoe007:

Hey Janneke.
Will you please keep us informed about your experience with the raw meat diet. BTW, ever heard of the Carnibest frozen raw? Easily available in our countries, not expensive and I read some positive feedback about it.
And keep sending us those great pictures of Mirtillo ! I love them.:)
Greetz from Belgium

Carnibest is great. Our other dog got it, and it was the only thing she really enjoyed (except for an occasional sheep heart 😉 )
Mirtillo has taste it when he was younger and LOVED it!

I don't think it's really cheap though… 1 kilo = € 3,25 and Mirtillo needs 2 kilos per week.. You can buy 30/70/100 kilo at once and than it's a bit cheaper.. but you need a big fridge 🙂

Well, isn't this a timely post?
So Lexi had her rabies shot on June 21st. It's now June 28 and I've noticed a lump at the injection site. I called the vet to see what they thought and the nurse said it wasn't uncommon- but if she has no other symptoms, that it would just go away. She's not bothered by the knot on her hip, no vomit or "D"… So I'm hoping it will go down soon. Any opinions on this?

@BDawg:

Well, isn't this a timely post?
So Lexi had her rabies shot on June 21st. It's now June 28 and I've noticed a lump at the injection site. I called the vet to see what they thought and the nurse said it wasn't uncommon- but if she has no other symptoms, that it would just go away. She's not bothered by the knot on her hip, no vomit or "D"… So I'm hoping it will go down soon. Any opinions on this?

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Lump is very common to a rabies shot… it will go away in a couple of weeks... and could be up to a month...

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