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I recommend that you talk to your local veterinarian about your concerns. A severe vaccine reaction like you are describing is very scary and I can understand your hesitation in proceeding with other vaccines. You are correct that it is a risk and benefit decision at this point. Does the risk of disease outweigh the risk of the vaccination? That will depend on the environment that your puppy will be exposed to as well as her age and breed. Some things that can be done to decrease the risk are to pre-medicate with Benadryl and steroids, have an IV catheter in place so if she has a reaction she can receive medications faster, give one vaccine at a time, and to not give any unneeded vaccines. Unfortunately there is not a better option to give her the protection from the diseases than to vaccinate. Your local vet knows your pet and the risk of disease in your local area so they can give you the best advice on the risks associated with either option to help you come to an informed decision.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
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