Q. Can vaccines make my canine sick?
Leslie Sinclair, DVM says: Yes, regardless of the large good they do, vaccines can have negative effects. Any canine can have an allergic response to a vaccine. The response normally happens inside a couple of minutes to hours after vaccination, and signs can vary from vomiting and diarrhea to swelling round face and head (hives) to shock. Emergency remedy could also be obligatory to save the canines life. Another situation that vaccination can set off is autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). It happens when, for any variety of causes, your canines immune system activates itself, and mistakenly begins to devour the crimson blood cells in her bloodstream. Vaccination is just one attainable reason behind AIHA, which might happen in canines, people, and different species. Most instances of AIHA reply efficiently to medical remedy. Be certain to consullt your veterinarian about different causes of AIHA.
Vaccination is among the best strategies we’ve for safeguarding canines, though uncommon adversarial reactions do happen. Its essential that you just and your veterinarian rigorously talk about which vaccines are really obligatory, and the advantages and downsides of vaccination.
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Reprinted from Ask the Vet About Dogs, by Leslie Sincliar, DVM © 2003. Permission granted by BowTie Press.