(Closed) Cats leg after recent vaccine

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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p1um2 :  His little leg is probably really sore. I don’t have experience with cats, but I have two dogs and know that vaccines can cause soreness. My one dog got vaccinations that had to be injected directly into her muscle. She was acting mopey that night but the next morning she didn’t want to walk or sit down. It was so so sad. By the time I got home from work she was running and playing, completely fine. I would just watch him for the next 24 hours or so and if the problem still persist give your vet a call. I know I hate seeing my fur babies suffer in any way 🙁

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

Did the vaccine get injected into his leg muscle? He could just be sore from that.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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p1um2 :  what vaccine did your cat get?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Assuming the affected leg is the one that received the injection, this is probably a normal response to the vaccine and I wouldn’t worry about it on its own until 48 hours has passed. At that point you could call the vet’s office to check in. The leg is almost certainly sore from the needle, and it’s also possible that the needle disturbed a nerve and that might take a little while to settle down.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

His leg muscle is probably sore due to the vaccine. Keep watching him and he should feel better soon. If not, take him back to the vet. 


Post # 7
552 posts
Busy bee

I have a cat and whenever she gets vaccines, it is typically in the leg. It doesn’t seem to bother her like this (it doesn’t tremble or anything) but I could imagine it might be sore. I would call your vet though just to make sure.

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