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Crooked Booty
Apr 2, 2009
arrr

There are no strict rules about where dog vaccines are administered so the rabies was probably given in the right shoulder. Local reactions (i.e. a lump at the injection site) to rabies vaccines are extremely common. Getting a local reaction to a vaccine has nothing to do with your vet being careless; it just has to do with how your dog responds to vaccines. No one owes you an apology or a refund. Most lumps from rabies vaccines are pea-sized to golfball-sized, but bigger is possible. They usually show up a couple days to a week after the injection. They usually go away within a few weeks. Typically these lumps aren’t painful (and neither is cancer), so your dog’s limping may have nothing to do with the the lump, or the lump may be something else like an abscess. If you are super worried then have your primary vet aspirate the lump and see what it is. There is no way to know what it is otherwise. If you don’t want to spend money then I guess chill out and see if it goes away or not.

Angry Hippo posted:

I told them since he doesn't seem to be in any major pain that perhaps the painkillers weren't necessary
When your dog is “limping HEAVILY” and seems “extremely distressed” he is absolutely in pain, even if he doesn’t scream when the vet presses on his lump or whatever.

Crooked Booty fucked around with this message at 09:33 on Mar 19, 2019

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