Guest

Callie got a couple needles yesterday (booster shots, one near her shoulder and one near her back leg) She didnt eat

Callie (1 year old) got a couple needles yesterday (booster shots, one near her shoulder and one near her back leg)

She didnt eat her dinner last night and stayed in bed all day/night.

This morning she wouldnt come down for breakfast so i picked her up to bring her to her dish.
At this point she was whining. and In front of her food she just stared at it and was sitting in a strange hunch.

She eventually walked away without eating and went back up to bed.

I'm hoping she's just a bit tander from her needles- because her sister had the same shots and is fine.

Any Ideas? Do you think its just a sore spot from the needle, or perhaps something else?


Asked by Member 774505 on Jul 3rd 2009 Tagged soreneedle in Vaccinations
Report this question Get this question's RSS feed Send this question to a friend



Status

  • Cast your vote for which answer you think is best!


Answers

Emily

We can't tell you whether or not something is wrong over the internet. You need to watch her. Has she thrown up? If so, what? She may be a little nauseous, like when you get a hard shot. But if you think something is wrong or abnormal for her, please take her to the vet. She may have an allergic reaction or something. When my old cat got spayed, they used catgut on the inside stitches. She was allergic, and only by noticing the odd changes did we save her.


Emily answered on 7/3/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Allie

Cats can have a bad reaction to vaccinations and she may need a steroid shot to counteract the reaction. The quiet, not interested in food behavior the first day was perfectly normal. I often joke that I love rabies shot day because it's the only time a crazy kitten quiets down. But still being that way today and the fact that the other cat is acting normal, I would be concerned. I would call the vet and ask before they close for the holiday (assuming you are in the US)


Allie answered on 7/3/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Belle

i would take her to the vet, just in case. lethargy is one of the signs of an allergic reaction. better safe than sorry.


Belle answered on 7/3/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Hunter

Cats will show flu-like symptoms for several days after vaccines. After all you are giving them the viruses. Next time separate the vaccines by about 3 weeks only giving one at a time. Hopefully she's still drinking water. You can check her hydration level by lifting up the fur on her back between her shoulder blades. If it stand ups or goes down slowly (it should "spring" back into place) shes dehydrated. You can also feel her gums. If they are dry and sticky she's dehydrated. (They should be smooth and damp). If she's not eating by tomorrow an phone call to the ER is rec. at the very least. You may need to take her in for hydration though. On Monday, call your vet and report the reaction. They should make note of it in your file for any future reference.


Hunter answered on 7/3/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer