Message Number: YG6918 | New FHL Archives Search
From: katharine
Date: 2001-09-02 14:45:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Vaccinations

Russ wrote:
<The reason I'm interested is because Booger had a
mild reaction las time he was vaccinated, so I'll
have to premedicate him before his next one.<

I'm not positive that premedicating helps but it
makes me feel like I'm doing something to prevent
serious reactions.

We have had a few mild reactions over the years.
Now that I'm thinking about it, it seems that
maybe the reactions occur later when they have
been premedicated. The first time or two I saw a
reaction, it was when we were checking out of the
vets' office. Since I've started using Benadryl,
it seems the reactions occur after we get home,
requiring a trip back to the vet. Usually by the
time we get there, they are much better but Doc
makes us stay for a while and keeps checking their