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soreness at vaccination site

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I have a 14 week old kitten that had his vaccinations today, he is now limping on his front left leg, where I think they gave him his rabies shot. It's not really bad,hopefully just soreness. I was wondering if anyone else had the same thing happen to them, I have other older cats and none of them have ever seemed to have any soreness.
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All cats react different as do people. Some cats are more sensitive to vaccines and can be sore for a few days. If you see any other flu like symptoms for more than 48 hours, you should call the vet.
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Sandie is right, your cat may be a little sore for a couple of days, but if it doesn't get better soon, or seems to worsen, then check with the vet, just in case.

For future reference, it might be a real good idea to ask the vet if he follows 4-sided vaccination protocol, and get him to explain it to you in detail. The gist of it is that the rabies goes on the right rear limb - R(abies) = R(ight). The leukemia vaccination goes on the left rear limb - L(eukemia) = L(eft). The parvo, herpes and calici vaccines go on the right shoulder and all other vaccines are normally administered at the left shoulder.

This protocol was set up by the American Association of Feline Practicioners and the Academy of Feline Medicine and was adopted by the Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force in order to help identify and isolate those vaccines which caused sarcoma in some cats.

If your vet doesn't know about it, then you might suggest that he do a little research about it.

Best of luck,

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