Home Care After Vaccines

Vaccinations: What to Expect

Common Side Effects:

  • Sleepy/Lethargic
  • Shaking
  • Sore/Stiff
  • Loss of appetite

Un-common Side Effects:

  • Swelling of the face
  • Non-stop itchiness
  • Persistent vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Collapse

Homecare Information:

  • Side effects may last 24-48 hours after vaccine
  • Offer soft, warm food to encourage pets with loss of appetite
  • Normal body temperature should range between 99.5-102.8°F
  • Benadryl can be given to alleviate symptoms:

Tablet or capsule 25mg:

½ tab for every 10lbs

1 tab for every 20-30lbs

Liquid 12.5mg/tsp:

½ tsp for every 5lbs

1 tsp for every 10lbs

  • Give every 8-12 hours as needed

Home Care After Vaccinations

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