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What r the side effects for the dogs with a rabues shot?

My dog has been sleeping and just acting relly weird every since the shot

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:03 PM on Mar. 18, 2011 in Pets

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    Lethargy is one of the side effects listed.

    Answer by ToraMay at 9:23 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • The only problem I have ever had with the rabies shot was a lump forming where the shot was given.We had it surgically removed and sent for pathology.Came back that it was caused by the rabies vaccine.Now the vet gives my dogs their rabies in the muscle of the hind leg.No problems since.

    Answer by Tikismom at 9:24 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • My pets just want to nap for awhile after getting any vaccines (or going to the Vet's office) it's because my pets stress themselves out.

    Answer by liss05 at 12:10 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Vaccinations are a huge assault on the immune system! The Rabies shot is one of the worst to cause nasty side effects. From, side effects can be:

    Immediately or up to 3 days after the shot:
    Facial swelling
    Fever or lethargy
    Circulatory shock
    Loss of consciousness

    Days, weeks or months after the shot:
    Fibrosarcoma (cancer) at the injection site
    Seizures and Epilepsy
    Autoimmune diseases, including organ disease, allergies and skin problems
    Chronic digestive problems
    Muscle weakness, especially lack of hind end coordination
    Chronic digestive disorders
    Skin diseases like Ischemic Dermatopathy / Cutaneous vasculitis
    Behavior problems: aggression, destructive behaviors, separation anxiety and odd obsessive behaviors (like tail chasing and paw licking).

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 2:58 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

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