Message Number: YG5405 | New FHL Archives Search
From: FurTulsa
Date: 2001-07-11 23:25:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: distemper vaccines

Dr. Ruth Commented"
"Just an anecdotal thing here, with no scientific proof to it.
I have noticed that ferrets who have the vaccine injection
site massaged gently for a couple of minutes after the vaccine
is given are less likely to react. Any one else noticed
Well like you, this is far from scientific... also just an
observation... buuuuuttt...
I have been doing all my own distemper vaccinations here for
the past 2+ years. I do this with the full awareness and
approval of my vet, we live less than two minutes from the
vets and I only do them during "office hours" in case I need
her. I also have always used Fervac D.
I also do NOT "pre-medicate", never have, not once.... but I
do always massage the area.... really only because I felt it
made it more comfortable for them.
In this time, between my own, kits and rescues... I have
likely given at least 300 vaccinations. I have never had a
single allergic reaction, not once.

When everyone kept talking about all the dangers and how you
must pre-medicate and how high the ratio of reactions was... I
must admit, I have been sitting back and sort of going "HUH?".