What is normal? What is not?
Typically the risk of your pet having a severe reaction to a vaccine is very low. Vaccines offer your pet protection from a number of very serious conditions that can be both difficult and expensive to treat. If your pet has had a reaction in the past, whether mild or severe, please let your clinical staff know.
Common or Mild Reactions: Typically occur several hours after vaccination.
- Discomfort/local swelling around the injection site
- Mild Fever
- Decreased appetite/activity
- Sneezing and cold-like symptoms(Typically caused by the intranasal Bordetella vaccine)
While most vaccine reactions tend to be mild, there are some rare cases where immediate medical attention is needed.
Severe vaccine reactions: These typically occur within 15-60 minutes following the vaccination.
-Diarrhea and vomiting persisting for more than 24 hours
-Gray tongue/pale mucous membranes
If your pet shows signs of anaphylaxis or shock, please contact us immediately or your local emergency veterinary clinic!
Dr. Treat 415-741-5890