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    Hi,

    My 13 week old puppy just had his second vaccine shot today. I'm not sure whether this is a normal reaction but since he got the shot he whimpers everytime i try to pick him up (normally do this all the time and he's find).

    I pick him up under his front legs and around his tummy. He's also pretty lethargic but i think that is a normal reaction...the whimpering is what's worrying me!!

    Any advice/insight?

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    Depending on the size of him, perhaps it was just a lot of pressure and is still a bit sensitive.

    It is in the back of the neck after all.

    No blood etc around the area?

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    he's quite little; a maltese shih tzu cross.

    no, i haven't seen any blood...does having the vaccine make them uncomfortable in their tummies or anything?i thought maybe when i lift him it's pulling on something that has become sensitive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by azuresky View Post
    he's quite little; a maltese shih tzu cross.

    no, i haven't seen any blood...does having the vaccine make them uncomfortable in their tummies or anything?i thought maybe when i lift him it's pulling on something that has become sensitive...
    Sometimes when humans have their vaccinations or flu shots they can become quite sick and faint and at the worst, vomiting.

    Maybe he is just have the same reactions as most humans?

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    Oh can I just add..

    if this gets worse over night or is not better by Monday, I think a trip back to the vets is in order.

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    Sumo did this after his vaccinations.....sometimes they can hit something that hurts a bit...and it gets quite sore. Try to minimise the picking up if it is causing discomfort

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Sumo did this after his vaccinations.....sometimes they can hit something that hurts a bit...and it gets quite sore. Try to minimise the picking up if it is causing discomfort
    There's your answer then

    Thanks Clea

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    Thanks Cleasanta. Any idea how long it will last for?

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    Hi azuresky

    When Frosty had her first booster shots, she was a bit lethagic for a day. The ones she had a year later, was like nothing happened, and she was fine.

    I have always picked her up under her butt and around the front of her chest, so she's kind of sitting on one arm and supported there by the other.

    I would not cope well if someone lifted me up by putting a hand on my belly and I wasn't feeling too good. I'd probably vomit. Especially if I'd eaten.

    If the whimpering comes with contact with the belly, pay attention to the feel - without putting pressure on, and the size. Is it strangely lumpy or bloated. Because this may be something else wrong, not the vaccine.

    If it's when you touch the back of the neck but don't try picking up, I agree with Cleasanta, puppy is probably bruised or sore there. Did he wriggle a lot when the shot was given, cos that would make it worse. You might also try a bit of ice, wrapped in a cloth for a few minutes on, then off ... like a for a bruise that you might get.

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    My two puppies were given a C5 for their second shot. They both got a huge lumps from it but were not lethargic although being so for a day or so is considered normal.

    When picking up a dog I like to support the rump and the front so a hand between the two front legs on the chest and then tuck the rear legs and rump into the crook of your other arms. Hope that makes sense, but in a nut shell I never pick them up around the stomach.

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