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Egg Shaped Lump After Vaccine


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Guest gomiesmom

Hi all. Have not been on for a while ( surprised my log in still worked, but it did).

My wonderful healthy girl, Lilly was in last Friday ( 1 week ago) for her annual visit and was due a lepto booster.

I decided this year also to get the Lyme disease vaccine.

Noticed 48 hrs after the shot, Lil had a sort of egg shaped lump near what I remember to be the lyme injection site. I thought, well 48 hrs, and I used to get goose eggs at injection site after allergy shots as a child, so I thought I'd watch it. Well, I have messed w/ it all week, and it does not hur her, she has no fever, but it is still there.

I am calling vet to push for a re-check tomorrow, but are there any thoughts.

It's not hot ( like it has a fever), she doesn't seem like she has a fever, and she is acting normal. She has been eating normal, running normal, etc.

Any thoughts???? Its not open or anything, it's not red or anything when I part the hair to look at it. It's about the size of a small chicken egg. it's not extra hard, but it's not musy, like a fatty deposit would be either.

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Guest IrskasMom

I would deffinitly have it checked by your Vet. It has not been there before the Vaccination ??? I can't even guess , but sending Hugs and Prayers for your Girl. :grouphug:grouphug:grouphug

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I would get it checked. That said, I get that every time I get a flu shot, and they can last as long as two weeks. I've checked with my doctor and she says as long as that's all that happened, I can safely continue getting the shot.

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Woody had the same reaction after his rabies shot in June. It took a full two weeks to go away. He had no reaction last week when he got his distemper shot though.

 

Good Luck!

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Thanks to all who replied to the "newbie" or the one who hasn't been on the site in eons......

Well I did speak w/ the vet, and she said what several posters have said ( all knowing ones on Greytalk)

she said that it IS a reaction, but it's not a "bad" one. Basically it's the serum from the vaccine, just sort of sitting there. Her natural antibodies are fighting the vaccine.....

anyhow, unless the "lump" gets or is hot ( which it's not) and if it's not affecting her, it will just go away; howver, it can tak "up to " a month to go away. She said I could massage it (????) and put warm compresses on it.

I have massaged it a little, and it does appear to be going down, but who's to say it's from the massaging, and not just natural absorption.

 

Again, thanks to all who replied. I am gonna try to get on here more. My hounds do take up a good bit of my time ( teeth brushing, and one requires some hand feeding ( spoiled ---- )

 

Thanks,

Lynn for Gomer & Lilly -

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