Message Number: YG12097 | New FHL Archives Search
From: dr_bruce_williams
Date: 2002-03-24 21:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Pretreating before vaccinating

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., jaswander@w... wrote:
> When my ferrets got their distemper shot a week ago 2 had a
reaction to
> it for the first time.
> Their going to get their rabies shots in another week.Should the 2
> had the reaction be pretreated for the rabies even though they
never had
> a reaction to it yet just to be safe. What should they be pretreated
> with and how much? What would be better, me or the vet pretreating?
> long before they get their shot should they be pretreated? Any
> appreciated?

Just to be on the safe side, yes. 2 mg of Benedryl - injected by
your vet 10 minutes before the shot - the safest, and the best way.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM