Ask the Vet
Ask the Vet
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Michael Dym
Back to results
Enter Your Information All fields are required

While efforts are made to answer all questions as quickly as possible, if an immediate answer is required or if your pet is in need of urgent or emergency care, contact your pet's veterinarian immediately.

*Please note: Questions submitted and the answers will appear on our website as a benefit to all pet owners. Please make sure not to include any personal information in the box where you enter your question.

Ask the Vet
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Michael Dym
Thank you! Your question has been submitted.

You will receive an answer from Dr. Dym and our vet/tech team as soon as possible, usually the same day.

All answers are provided for informational or educational purposes only, and are intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your pet's veterinarian.

It may be necessary to consult your pet's veterinarian regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your pet's symptoms or medical condition.

Close
Ask the Vet
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Michael Dym
Oops! Your question has not been submitted.

An error has occurred, please reload the page and try again.

Close
Ask the Vet
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Michael Dym
Got questions? Ask Dr. Dym & our Vet Team:

While efforts are made to answer all questions as quickly as possible, if an immediate answer is required or if your pet is in need of urgent or emergency care, contact your pet's veterinarian immediately.

Do these answer your question?
Showing of | See All
Have another question, or can’t find your answer?
Submit your question
We're Sorry!

There is no answer related to your question

Can’t find your answer?
Submit your question
Category Hide All Show All
Back

Vaccine Side Effect Treatment for in Dogs and Cats

Treating acute/chronic side effects caused by vaccinations in dogs and cats

Mild vaccination reactions in pets such as fever, swelling, and soreness may be treated at home with a short course of an antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine (Generic Benadryl) and/or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as Excel Aspirin. More severe acute health or life-threatening reactions may require veterinary hospitalization, as well as stabilization with IV fluids and injectable Benadryl, Atropine, steroids, and epinephrine. Most acute vaccine reactions usually respond quite rapidly to treatment, with clinical symptoms resolving within 24 to 48 hours. Chronic reactions to vaccination are much more difficult to treat, especially in cases of organ failure, chronic digestive tract disorders, behavioral problems, neurological reactions, and hormonal dysfunction.

Recommended medications for treating vaccine side effects in pets
Vaccinosis in dogs and cats

The mental, emotional, and physical symptoms that develop in pets as a result of chronic reaction to vaccination is known as vaccinosis. Conventional medicine may palliate or suppress these symptoms, but often the best chance at a cure is by consulting with a homeopathic veterinarian, who can prescribe carefully selected, single-homeopathic remedies evaluated over time. Holistic veterinarians are also much more likely not to use a one-size-fits-all vaccination program, and will offer other options, including measuring vaccination titers instead of vaccination, or the use of homeopathic nosodes.

We'll contact your Vet to verify.
$5 to $20 Off with code PETS
$7.22
$10.31
$6.86
Shop now