Movin' Up in the Pack
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Central FL, USA
Lyme Disease Vaccine - Swelling/Sore - Help?
Lil'Samson (rottweiler puppy at 60.9 lbs) got a Lyme Disease Vaccine about 3 hours ago.
His thigh has some pretty good swelling now and if you rub the area gently he "nibbles" at your hand to encourage you to stop touching it. He has also whined several times when getting up or down as well as holding that leg fairly stiff when trying to walk. For the most part he just wants to stay still but the dog that he is can't resist following his caretaker around so every time I get up to move he feels the need to do so too
Is this a fairly common reaction? I'm not sure if a cold or warm compress would help and not sure which of the two temps to try.
Chelsea has a vet appt with the doc in the morning so if it's not better by then I figure I'll take him in though I admit to being a worry wort and have actually considered the ER ... is it a bit too soon to be thinking like that? Cuz if it's normal I'd rather give him the night to rest...I've just never seen this type of reaction before with the other dogs...
Breathing and heart rate seem fine btw... no panting or anything like that and eyes et al seem normal. It's just the swelling around the shot area and the stiffness/pain he's feeling...
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