Message Number: YG3107 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-05-01 13:04:00 UTC
Subject: Re: First Distemper Vaccine

Allergic reactions to the distemper vaccine usually occur pretty
quickly... within the first half-hour or so, though I have heard
some report delayed reactions. I don't believe a much delayed
reaction is as common as the woman, whomever she is, told you.

Taking his food and water away for 24 hours is probably not a good
idea but one of the vets here would be a better choice to comment on


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., evansmomp@a... wrote:
> I took Hopper (9 weeks old) to the vet for his first checkup and
> vaccine today. He was playing and normal for the rest of the
evening. It's
> 2:30 am now and he just threw up all over my bed. Poor baby. I
called the
> emergency number in VA and the woman told me that this isn't
uncommon with
> ferrets. She suggested that I take his food and water away for 24
hours and
> observe him to make sure he is okay. I know it's probably no big
deal but the
> vomiting worries me. Is this a fairly normal reaction to the
> vaccine?
> Priscilla, Hopper, Spike, and Strawberry with a dash of Evan and