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Vaccine may have caused dog's partial paralysis

By Dr. Michael FOX

Q: Last May, our 7-year-old dog (a Rottweiler mix) got all her shots in her left shoulder. In a few days the left side of her face became partially paralyzed - she can't move her ear or shut her eye. Food falls out of her mouth because of a drooping lover lip.
Her lip improved, and food now stays in her mouth, but there's been no improvement in the ear and eye. I put artificial tears in the eye several times a day.
Could the shots be responsible for these problems ? Could they have hit a nerve ? Two vets say no. Also, some days she drinks too much and that adds to the problem.

A: Your dog probably didn't need to be given any shots (except, perhaps, rabies, which is mandated by law) since she's 7 years old and had surely been vaccinated earlier. Most vaccines are good for many years.
Your dog's reaction to the vaccines should be reported by your veterinarian to the drug manufacturers and to the FDA's Bureau of Veterinary Medicine. I don't believe a nerve was hit.
Don't have your dog vaccinated ever again. Her increased drinking could indicate the beginnings of kidney disease or diabetes, so she should have a thorough clinical checkup by the veterinarian, who should do it at no charge considering the dog's vaccinosis (adverse vaccine reaction). The results of the exam and the bill for it should be sent to the vaccine manufacturers.
 

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Originally posted by Jac@Jun 14 2005, 05:25 AM
Yeah, it's very scary.  So besides the annual rabies vaccine, we shouldn't vaccine our dog ever? 

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The new official protocol is every three years after the one year booster...... There are some older threads on this topic you may want to read besides the comments you'll likely get in this thread .... here are some!!

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http://spoiledmaltese.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=3704

http://spoiledmaltese.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=3137
 
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