Pet Care After Vaccination
Perhaps no other medical invention has saved more lives than vaccinations. Modern vaccines are extremely effective and safe. However, animals usually experience mild side effects after vaccination. Sometimes an animal needs help in overcoming these side effects.
Side effects of vaccination
• Redness, soft swelling, and soreness at the vaccination site
• Decreased activity level (fatigue)
• Loss of appetite
• Minor fever
• Nasal discharge, sneezing, coughing, or other respiratory symptoms that may occur 2 to 4 days after the intranasal use of the vaccine (vaccinations with drops or sprays through the nostrils)
If any of these symptoms lasts more than 24 hours or if your pet is not feeling well, notify your veterinarian.
Other vaccination side effects to watch out for
Less common, but more serious side effects can occur within a few minutes to several hours after vaccination. If these symptoms occur, contact your veterinarian immediately.
• Collapse or fainting
• Labored breathing
• Persistent severe cough
• Red swelling throughout the body (urticaria)
• Swollen or swollen eyes
• persistent vomiting or diarrhea
Before vaccination, inform your veterinarian if your pet has any previous vaccine reactions. If you have concerns that your pet may have a serious reaction to vaccines, wait 30-60 minutes after vaccination at the veterinary clinic.
The vast majority of domestic animals tolerate vaccination without problems. Watch your pet closely and report any problems to your veterinarian as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please discuss them with your veterinarian.