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  • My Maltipoo received the pre-vaccination & Lyme vaccination on 8/3/18 and today he has a huge rash. It seems to be itchy because he scratches it. Is this normal? I took a picture but wasn't able to attach it.

    Hi Paula,
    If the rash is still present, I recommend that you take him into see a veterinarian as soon as possible. A rash like what you are describing can be caused by the vaccine but it would be rare. Some other causes for the rash can include infection, skin mites, fleas, allergies, or a more serious underlying medical issue. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of the rash and the treatment that he needs after they have examined your pet.


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