And that is why I stated that if you are concerned about possible reactions, your vet can give a shot of Benadryl prior to giving the lepto shot.
My dog almost died. What she went through, a shot of of benadryl would not have helped.
Scarey situation. This didn't happen ten minutes after the shot was administered it happened 6 hours. I drove my dog an hour away to an emergency vet clinic. If I waited till morning, I don't think she would have been OK. Her mental state was pretty altered and she was not breathing normal. The dose on that vaccine for a puppy is the same for a full size dog. So a 110lb lab gets the same shot a puppy would get.
Dogs are more likely to get tapeworms from rodents than lepto
Before a vaccine is given to a dog they can test for lepto in in the dogs, after the vaccine a test will come back as a false positive.
The lepto vaccine may only provide protection for upto 10 months.
Lepto vaccine only protect against two or three strains out of the ten that there are.
My other two dogs had no reaction to the vaccine and we have given it to them with annual boosters, before this happened.
Animal vaccines are not tested to the same level or standards that the FDA would test vaccines for humans.
Learning that the level of protection from this one vaccine is fairly low, does not cover all of the strains,and research shows that the protection may not even last a full year, and with all of the possible sideeffects from reactions, we decided not to give it to my dogs anymore.
My opinion is directly related to the reaction my dog had, lots of dogs have no reaction at all. Who knows, perhaps it was not the vaccine at all and some other thing she got into that caused the problems. When I showed up at the emergency clinic with my dog I brought with me a wad of cash I was saving for my next duck boat. Cost me $1,898.00 for two days of emergency care, would have paid a lot more.
Talk with your vet, they should be able to help you decide if it is the right choice for your pup. They will know if lepto is a real threat or concern in your area. If there is a reaction most times it's very slight.
Your smart getting as informed as you can be.