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Lepto Vaccine

Hi Ladies we just got a Border Collie/Lab mix a few weeks ago and we took her in yesterday for her boosters and a Lepto vaccine.  Well about an hour after we got home she was not herself.  She was laying around all day and cried out in pain anytime she moved.  She also got sick a few times yesterday and would not eat at all.  Today she is back to her normally playful puppy self thank goodness! 

Has anyone's dogs had a reaction to the Lepto vaccine and did you not give it to them anymore?

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Biggest Bro Blake 12/31/99

Re: Lepto Vaccine

  • How old is she?  Sometimes they will have that type of reaction as a puppy and will grow out of it. Did she get any other vaccines that day?

     

    Lepto is definitely an optional vaccine but if your dog is at risk (ie around wildlife frequently or drinks out of out of places other than her water bowl- streams, puddles, etc) I tend to recommend it. Lepto is a very nasty disease and can cause acute renal failure and death quite quickly. 

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    DD born 1.25.15

  • I opted not to give my current dogs the Lepto vaccine.  My previous dog had a reation similar to yours, she did not grow out of it.  In fact, her next reaction was much more severe and she went into anaphylaxis.  We were able to get her back to the vet and get her an epi shot just in time.  I know this is rare, but it scared the hell out of me, and the lepto vaccine seems to have a higher rate of vaccine reactions.  If you continue with the vaccine, make sure to watch her closely for several hours after she gets the shot.  Keep an eye on her lips an gums too for swelling or paleness.  I don't want to scare you, but just let you know my experience.
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  • image618mom22boys:

    Hi Ladies we just got a Border Collie/Lab mix a few weeks ago and we took her in yesterday for her boosters and a Lepto vaccine.  Well about an hour after we got home she was not herself.  She was laying around all day and cried out in pain anytime she moved.  She also got sick a few times yesterday and would not eat at all.  Today she is back to her normally playful puppy self thank goodness! 

    Has anyone's dogs had a reaction to the Lepto vaccine and did you not give it to them anymore?

     

    Get rid of your dog

  • She is 10 weeks and she also got her Distemper, Adenovirus and Parvo booster as well that day.

    We have a fenced in back yard with no sitting or running water. 

     

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    Biggest Bro Blake 12/31/99
  • imagesandollar1010:
    I opted not to give my current dogs the Lepto vaccine.  My previous dog had a reation similar to yours, she did not grow out of it.  In fact, her next reaction was much more severe and she went into anaphylaxis.  We were able to get her back to the vet and get her an epi shot just in time.  I know this is rare, but it scared the hell out of me, and the lepto vaccine seems to have a higher rate of vaccine reactions.  If you continue with the vaccine, make sure to watch her closely for several hours after she gets the shot.  Keep an eye on her lips an gums too for swelling or paleness.  I don't want to scare you, but just let you know my experience.

    Oh my gosh!  I am so glad she pulled through!  I was freaking Saturday I would have really been freaking out!!  Thanks for telling me your experience with it. 

    What did ya get bro?
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  • She may do fine next time especially if you can get the vaccine at a separate time from the DHPP.  If you are really concerned tell your vet when you schedule the appt.  You can wait at the clinic to make sure there isn't a reaction as most happen within the first 20 min.  Or you could give benadryl before the vaccine to avoid an allergic reaction.  

      

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    DD born 1.25.15

  • Yes, separating the vaccines is a good idea.  I do that for both of my dogs now.  It sucks because it is extra visits to the vet (extra costs), but worth it to me.  I also try to schedule the appointments for Friday afternoon so I can watch them through the weekend.  I know this is overkill, but my last dog had a reaction to the rabies vaccine too - so I am paranoid.  Reactions are often more common in puppies and smaller dogs since the dose is the same as a full sized adult dog.
    SIGGY WARINING

    Me: 32 | He: 35
    TTC since Sept 2011
    DX: Unexplained
    1st round of clomid: Jan 2013 BFP - M/C 8 weeks
    surprise BFP Apr 2013 - M/C 9 weeks
    IUI #1 clomid Jul 2013 = BFN
    IUI #2 clomid Aug 2013 = BFN
    IUI #3 injects Oct 2013 = BFN
    IUI #4 injects Dec 2013 = BFN
    IVF #1 March 2014 - 12R/12F, one perfect day 5 blast transferred
    BFP!! Beta#1 = 431 Beta#2 = 914 Beta#3 = 2207 HB = 166!!



  • We always pass on the lepto vaccine. Our dog has had a severe reaction (skin reaction/wound) to the vaccine resulting in our decision to bypass it each year.
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