What are the side effects of a rabies shot for cats?

What are the side effects of a rabies shot for cats?

Are There Any Side Effects I Should Watch For After Cat Vaccination?

  • Fever.
  • Severe lethargy.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Swelling and redness around the injection site.
  • Lameness.
  • Hives.

How long after a vaccine can a reaction occur in cats?

Anaphylaxis will typically occur in dogs and cats very soon after the vaccination has been given, but it’s important to remember that anaphylaxis can appear up to 48 hours after the vaccine.

Do cats feel unwell after vaccinations?

You may notice your cat has a temporary loss of appetite or is less lively a day or two after a vaccination, but this should resolve within 24-48 hours. Very few cats may be allergic to one or more components of the vaccine and have more serious side effects such as difficulty in breathing, vomiting or diarrhea.

Can cats have bad reactions to vaccinations?

In very rare cases (1-10 of every 10,000 vaccines administered), cats can have allergic reactions to vaccines. In mild cases, which constitute the majority of allergic reactions to vaccines, cats may develop hives, itchiness, redness and swelling of the eyes, lips, and neck, and mild fever.

Can a rabies shot make a cat throw up?

Signs of a mild reaction or allergy to the rabies vaccine in cats include: Vomiting. Swelling at the injection site. Pain at or near the injection site.

Do indoor cats need rabies shot?

The most common cause of Rabies in cats is because a bat got into the house. It is also a common route of exposure for people here in North America. While the Rabies vaccine is not required by law here in Alberta it is in a number of other provinces and is needed to cross the border with your pet.

How do you treat a cat with a reaction to shots?

Treatment of Allergic Reaction to Vaccines in Cats Mild to moderate cases of an allergic reaction can be symptomatically treated with anti-inflammatory drugs such as a corticosteroid and anti-histamines. A feline with a mild or moderate allergic reaction to vaccines should return to normal health within a week.

What do hives look like on a cat?

Hives or skin rashes (urticaria) are small patches of red, swollen, usually itchy, skin. They are very rare in cats and are most often associated with insect bites or stings or with medications. Hives may develop after inhaling, touching, or consuming allergens.

Do cats feel ill after deworming?

Are there any side effects from deworming medication? Although side effects of dewormer medications are uncommon, some cats may have vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, or increased salivation. These symptoms, if occurred, are usually seen within 24 hours of taking the medication and should spontaneously resolve.

Can a distemper shot make a cat sick?

Another side effect of distemper vaccination is a vaccine reaction. Vaccine reactions in cats are rare. Symptoms of a reaction include red splotches or hives on the belly or swelling of the face. If you notice these symptoms, call your veterinarian immediately as vaccine reactions can be life threatening.

How do you treat a cat that has a reaction to shots?