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Hey guys! Been a long time since I've posted, but I need some advice. Gypsy had a lepto vax and a DHP/PV vax yesterday and she vomited shortly after I brought her home. She then ate grass and vomited a few more times during the day. I didn't feed her dinner and she went all night without barfing, but after I gave her about a cup of plain rice this morning she threw it all up a couple hours later and then threw up again (last bit of rice) a couple hours after that.

The vet's office said that it's most likely a reaction to one of the vaccines, but that it's fairly common and just to watch her and give her small amounts of rice.

Have you seen this reaction in any of your dogs? Should I be worried? She's acting normally for the most part. I haven't let her outside with us because I don't want her eating any more grass as it just seems to make her barf.
 

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Rider had severe dirahhea after a lepto vaccination...no vomiting.
 

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Dixie reacted badly to her vaccines last year - lethargy, vomiting stiff, sore joints. She will only receive her rabies vaccine this year. This was the second year she reacted, but last year was far more severe than the year before. I will not put her through that again or risk losing her.
 

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According to the 2 vets that came to our kennel club recently and did a program on vaccinations, lepto was recently pulled OUT of the combo vaccinations because it has such a high rate of causing problems for dogs. If you live in an area that lepto is a problem and you need the vaccination, it should be done separately (ideally in the spring) for maximum benefit and so that you can clearly identify if it is causing a problem.

At least here in my area, the vets will NOT do lepto in combo with other shots, and if they have one reaction to the lepto shot, they will not give it to your dog again. And they did say that if they have a reaction one year, the NEXT is usually worse, and the year after will be even worse!

Rabies is also a shot that should not be given in combination with other annual or 3 year shots.

It's a shame your vet did not do this. I would talk to your vet about keeping regular boosters, lepto and rabies separate going forward.

Jed's had a vomitting reaction to his rabies last year and we'll have to give him benedryl prior to the shot to avoid the reaction this year at his booster time.
 

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My vet does the same as Jen's. It's worked well for us.
 
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