My puppy had is last distemper shot today and he was in incredible pain. The area was swollen. He went back to the vet and was given a shot of ramidyl. He seems to be better tonight. Has anyone else had this problem
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My puppy had is last distemper shot today and he was in incredible pain. The area was swollen. He went back to the vet and was given a shot of ramidyl. He seems to be better tonight. Has anyone else had this problem

One of my dogs had a reaction to a shot a while back. His face got swollen though, not the area where the shot was, so its not exactly the same. I called the vet and ended up giving him children's benedryl. He was pretty much back to normal within a day. Next time, the vet said they would do a prevaccination shot to guard against a reaction to the meds. Maybe your vet will do that next time? Anyway, sounds like you got everything worked out, glad to hear your dog is fine now!
My puppy had is last distemper shot today and he was in incredible pain. The area was swollen. He went back to the vet and was given a shot of ramidyl. He seems to be better tonight. Has anyone else had this problem

Something similar happened to me with a 6 year old dog. Since then, we've split his vaccinations to rabies on one day, everything else three weeks later.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
My puppy had is last distemper shot today and he was in incredible pain.The area was swollen. He went back to the vet and was given a shot of ramidyl. He seems to be better tonight. Has anyone else had this problem

You might want to look up vaccinosis. Not uncommon in dogs, and he'll probably go through it again whenever he is given booster shots. Now is a good time to talk to your vet about how the vaccine protocol is going to be modified for your dog. I'm with Jean Dodds on vaccine protocols (http://www.doglogic.com/vaccination.htm). At the very least, make changes so that you don't administer other medications or vaccines at the same time. So, do the Distemper/Parvo, wait a couple of weeks before doing rabies, wait a couple of weeks if you're going to do Bordatella, etc. I don't allow the vet to vaccinate a dog who is not feeling well, even if it is something minor (we've discussed this, and agree that vaccines are meant to be administered to healthy dogs).
Personally, I do annual titers on my dogs in lieu of vaccinations, and only booster for distemper/parvo when necessary. That is its own minefield, but I'd really rather do that than do yearly vaccines. Talk to your vet about your concerns and how you'll be addressing them.
Suja
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Tuck is and has been fighting Pano and HOD since 5 days AFTER his distemper shot. (I had it done at humane society vaccine clinic) My vet recommends the distemper shot being given separately. yes,it takes another trip to the vet. The distemper shot is well known forcausing vaccine reactions and even auto-immune response. (well thats what vaccines DO..is kickin the auto-immune system) But over loading an immune system can cause unwanted reactions. In Tuck,it took the form of HOD/PANO. There has to be some genetic predisposition to auto-immune response as well.Tuck's Daddy had bad food allergies. (an auto-immune response) and that should have alerted me toa predisposition.But
I didn't realize the distemper shot would set off a change of reactions that will last for one to two years.
My vet says,NEXT year, to be sure to re-vaccinate him with the same distemper company that manufactured the distemper shot that he recieved that caused the problem. Make sure he recieves the distemper shot SEPARATELY from the rest.
Part of his treatment protocal is toFeed him large breed puppy food (even though he is not a large breed dog) to slow his growth.

So yes. in answer to your question, I have experienced a reaction to the distemper shot. Or my dog has.. It's not the same reaction as you are describing. But yes, I have.
My vet says,NEXT year, to be sure to re-vaccinate him with the same distemper company that manufactured the distemper shot that he recieved that caused the problem. Make sure he recieves the distemper shot SEPARATELY from the rest.

How old is Tuck? If he's had his one year boosters, he may not need to have another for 3 years (according to the the newer protocols, such as the one here:
http://www.vmth.ucdavis.edu/vmth/clientinfo/info/genmed/vaccinproto.html)
Part of his treatment protocal is toFeed him large breed puppy food(even though he is not a large breed dog) to slow his growth.[/nq]My experience is from reading about HOD, OCD and Pano in large-giant breed dogs, so take it for what it is worth. The recommendation is often to switch to a good quality ADULT dog food, which is low in protein and fat (no more than 24% protein, recommended being 21-22% and 12-14% fat) to keep the growth slow and even. While one would think that large breed puppy formulas are in fact doing this, some of them are extremely high in their protein/fat ratios (for example, SD Large breed puppy is 28% protein, 14% fat, and I've seen others as high as 36% protein and 16-18% fat).

In giant breeds that are prone to bone growth abnormalities, the general recommendation is to only feed adult dog food with the appropriate protein/fat values, and never any kind of puppy food (the only exception being Eagle Giant Breed Puppy formula).
This is geared towards Danes, but there is a nice, simple discussion of these diseases here:
http://www.greatdanelady.com/articles/guide to recognizing bone diseases.htm

Suja
This is geared towards Danes, but there is a nice, simple discussion of these diseases here:

http://www.greatdanelady.com/articles/guide to recognizing bone diseases.htm

Forgot to mention. I like how she puts the diseases in layman's terms, but think that she goes overboard with her feeding program. Just FYI, so you know where I stand.
Suja
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Thank you!!
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is a good time to talk to your vet about ... your dog. I'm with Jean Dodds on vaccine protocols (http://www.doglogic.com/vaccination.htm).

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Tuck is and has been fighting Pano and HOD since 5 days AFTER his distemper shot. (I had it done ... yes,it takes another trip to the vet. The distemper shot is well known forcausing vaccine reactions and even auto-immune response.

Have you seen the new AAHA vaccine protocol recommendations? There is lots and lots of information bearing on choice of MLV, killed, and other types, whether to include things like Corona and Lepto, etc. It's a lot to wade through, but you might be interested. Here's a link:
http://www.aahanet.org/About aaha/vaccine guidelines06.pdf

I'm sorry to hear about Tuck's difficulties. My experience with Pano is that it has always resolved without complications hope it does so in his case. I don't know what HOD is..
Amy Dahl
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