Vaccinating your pet is an effective way of preventing diseases. However, it should be known that as with any other medicine, it’s possible for some pets to experience an allergic reaction. But it is also important to remember that this is rare and only a small number of animals experience side effects from vaccines, most of which are mild and usually pass within a few days.
Some of the common side effects that your pet could experience shortly after a vaccination include:
• Low energy (lethargy)
• Loss of appetite
• Increased sleeping
• Mild swelling around the vaccine site.
Less common side effects include:
• Itchy skin
In very rare cases, your pet can experience a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).
Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction include:
• Swelling any part of the body
• Difficulty breathing
• Cold ears, legs and feet
• An increased heartbeat
If your pet experiences any severe allergic reactions, please take her or him to the vet immediately.