Post # 1
I took my 2 y/o pug to the vet today for his routine shots (rabies, distemper, and lymes disease) as well as to get some blood work done. He was fine all day but now he keeps shaking/trembling. I tried covering him up thinking maybe he was cold but it isn’t helping. He seems fine otherwise. Is this normal?
Post # 3
@RahlyRah: I would call your vet right now! I know sometimes pets have a bad reaction to shots & need to go back to the vet or else it could get really bad. Then again, my dog is a HUGE baby & will shake because she’s scared/nervous. So could be anything. Has your dog ever done that before?
Post # 4
Call the vet! It doesn’t sound normal to me! Might not be anything but its better to be safe than sorry.
Post # 5
I found this answer here: http://www.the-puppy-dog-place.com/dog-shivering-after-booster.html
Many puppies experience some sort of reaction to their vaccinations
Mild reactions include swelling or a lump at the site of the vaccinations, lethargy, loss of appetite and possibly a low-grade fever.
These symptoms are usually fairly minor and disappear within a couple of days.
More serious reactions would include generalized swelling or a rash/hives over the whole body – particularly dangerous if the swelling is on the face/head/mouth. Difficulty breathing, disorientation or even seizures.
Most minor reactions don’t require veterinary attention, although any of the symptoms listed in the more major category definitely do.
Looking ‘depressed/lazy’ is pretty normal and not a major problem. However, if your pup is shivering a lot I would suggest calling your vet, or a 24 hour emergency clinic, and asking their advice. It could be that she’s running a fever. In my opinion, if in doubt it’s always better to err on the side of being too careful
Post # 6
He is a big baby too and shakes when he is scared/nervous. Gonna call the vet though just in case!
Post # 7
& this is from: http://forums.webmd.com/3/pet-health-exchange/forum/2085
I am so sorry that your pup is having a tough time after his vaccines. I will usually inform my clients that any dog or cat may experience the blahs for 24 to 48 hours after they are vaccinated. This is similar to you or I getting our flu vaccines. We will often feel lousy for a day or two…achy, flu like symptoms. If your pup is seeming standoffish but is other eating OK, breathing normally and has no vomiting or diarrhea, I would have to say that he is just going to have to ride this one out. In the future, you may want to ask your veterinarian to not give more than one vaccine at a time. He/she may need to consider giving a low dose of an anti inflammatory injection prior to the vaccine to help modulate the response. Also giving the injection early in the day may help…then if he has a problem, you can scoot him back into your vet’s before they close.
All the best…Dr. Bernadine
Post # 7
I have s pup that’s 4.5 lb to vet shot they gave him DHLPP & Rabies . I notice this morning he is not himself shaking, warmer than usual and looks tired or sick. I cooked him off with a cold towel he liked that , at a small glance he was himself after gold towel but went back to his bed shaking. No vomittingvirvloose stools. I gave him water by hand syergine. He drank find . He did not want his morning treat nor his morning playtime. Just laying in his bed.