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In case of emergency or questions, please call Luv My Pet (LMP) using the appropriate office number on the back side of your medical record. Call LMP immediately if you notice swollen face, hives, itching or vomiting as these are signs of an allergic reaction. If your dog is on any other medication or is being treated for any other medical condition, please contact your veterinarian before giving the medications listed below. Call LMP immediately if your cat is vomiting as that can be a sign of an allergic reaction to the vaccine. If your cat is on any medication or has any known medical problem please contact your veterinarian before giving the medication below.

Home Care Instructions
For Your DOG After Vaccinations

Pets, just like people, may run a fever, become sore, or have muscle aches (like your arm after a tetanus shot) after receiving vaccinations. Older animals, which may have arthritis may seem more stiff & sore for a few days. Dogs may become grouchy and nippy or alternatively want to be near their owner. They may lay around, or complain when you touch sore muscles. These side effects are common and usually run their course with 24-48 hours without need for further medical care. You may spoil your pet during this time and feed them their favorite food to get them to eat and drink. Do not judge your pet's temperature by feeling your pet, as that can be misleading. Some normal parameters are listed below:

Dogs:

Normal Temperature: 99.5 - 102.5 degrees F
Dog Normal Heart Rate: 80 - 120 adult, large breed
110 - 120 young, small
Dog Normal Respiratory rate: 15-20


Aspirin:

10 - 25 mg/pound orally, up to one adult aspirin every 8 hrs as needed



If your dog weighs

1-5 lbs Give ¼ to ½ baby aspirin by mouth every eight hours as needed
10 lbs Give 1 baby aspirin every 8 hr.
15-20 lbs Give 1½ baby aspirin every 8 hours as needed
20 lbs Give 2 baby aspirin, or ½ adult aspirin every 8 hours as needed
30 lbs Give 1 adult aspirin every 8 hours as needed


(DO NOT GIVE Tylenol, Ibuprofen , Alleve, or any other anti-inflammatory!)

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)

1 adult tablet or capsule equals 25mg
1 tsp liquid equals 12.5 mg
1 tsp = 5cc or 5 ml



Weight Dose Equals
1-5 5mg ½ tsp children's syrup 2-3 times daily as needed
10 10mg 1 tsp children's syrup, or ½ adult tablet 2-3 times daily
15 15mg 1½ tsp or ½ adult tablet 2-3 times daily as needed
20-30 25mg 2 tsp children's syrup, or 1 adult tablet 2-3 times daily as needed
Home Care Instructions
For Your CAT After Vaccinations

Pets, just like people, may run a fever, become sore, or have muscle aches (like your arm after a tetanus shot) after receiving vaccinations. Older animals, which may have arthritis, may seem more stiff & sore for a few days. Cats may become upset and "hissy" or alternatively want to be near their owner. Cats may hide (under the bed or sofa) and not want to eat. These side effects are common and usually run their course with 24-48 hours without need for further medical care. You may spoil your pet during this time and feed them their favorite food to get them to eat and drink. Do not judge your pet's temperature by feeling your pet, as that can be misleading. Some normal parameters are listed below:

Cats:

Normal Temperature: 100 - 102.5 degrees F
103 (with stress)
Normal Heart Rate: 100 - 120 adult
130 - 140 young
Normal Respiratory rate: 20-30


Should you notice your cat is unusually sore and uncomfortable 24 hours after vaccination, the following can be given:



Benadryl (Diphenhydramine)

1 adult tablet or capsule equals 25mg
1 tsp liquid equals 12.5 mg
1 tsp = 5cc or 5 ml
1 children's quick dissolve strip equals 1 tsp or 12.5mg (easiest to give a cat)



Weight Dose Equals
1-5 5mg ½ tsp children's syrup 2-3 times daily as needed
10 10mg 1 tsp children's syrup, or ½ adult tablet 2-3 times daily
15 15mg 1½ tsp or ½ adult tablet 2-3 times daily as needed
20-30 25mg 2 tsp children's syrup, or 1 adult tablet, or 2 quick dissolve strips 2-3 times daily as needed