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|If it's been 3 weeks, you may want to have your vet check it. It sounds like a vaccine reaction which sometimes happens when dogs get shots. It should have gone away before now. It is not normal for dogs to have a vaccine reaction, and the more they are reported to the drug companies the safer they can make our pets vaccinations/medications. Here are several types of vaccine reactions.
Dogs can have three different types of vaccine reactions:
1. Anaphylactice response—what we like to call the collapsing puppy syndrome. This happens less than two percent of the time and is usually within ten to fifteen minutes.
2. Allergic response—with this reaction, the eyelids, nose, lips, and face puff up and the dogs get lumps (hives) all over their body. This reaction can occur within fifteen to thirty minutes, one to two hours later, or six to eight hours later. This reaction usually responds very well to benadryl.
3. Delayed cellular response—with this reaction, dogs get a lump on their body where the vaccine was given. This lump may occur within one to three weeks of the vaccination, is usually non-painful and may take one to two weeks to go away.
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