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grumpy after injections?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by princesspeach, Oct 11, 2013.


  1. princesspeach

    princesspeach PetForums Member

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    Freddie had this first injections yesterday and isn't himself today. He went to sleep about 8 yesterday, and he usually wakes at about 10 wanting to play, but he didnt last night and was still asleep when I went to bed at 11. He was sleeping when I got up and had not touched his food at all. He did get up when I went in to he living room and has eaten eaten a little bit of the food I put down for him this morning but not much, he usually eats the lot! And he has just been hiding away, looking grumpy, and if I try to go near him he is trying to bite me. I am worrying because at the vet yesterday a young girl brought a tiny kitten in without a box just holding it and sat next to me and it was sneezing constantly and now I am worrying (probably for nothing) that freddie caught something from the kitten. Or could it juat be the injections making him grumpy? I dont want to over react because I am prkbably just worrying for nothing.
     
  2. Kidlington

    Kidlington PetForums Junior

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    Some cats can react badly to injections - I'd talk to your vet again if you are worried.

    How old is he? Some vets use different types of vaccines to others, there is a lot of variation in what is given.

    My cats have always been fine but I have heard of this happening.


    Roz
     
  3. Taylorbaby

    Taylorbaby PetForums VIP

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    Yes a lot of them are groggie and it normally goes, if worried called the vet though! :)
     
  4. princesspeach

    princesspeach PetForums Member

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    he seems to have perked up a bit now, he has eaten a bowl full of food and is much more lively since his new scratching post arrived this afternoon :). i think i am just over worrying as i have never had a cat before and i am so worried of somethign going wrong. He is 10 weeks old.
     
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    nightkitten PetForums VIP

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    Wilbur does not tolerate his injections very well either. He used to hide and not eat properly for about 1 week!

    He now gets his jabs in 2 different visits and he is better like this.
     
  6. princesspeach

    princesspeach PetForums Member

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    i might ask the vet about if they can give him a different version next time, also where they did the jab is slightly riased and he keeps biting at it, again no idea if this is normal. but he does seem a bit better now and i am happier now he is eating again.
     
  7. Kidlington

    Kidlington PetForums Junior

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    Definitely talk to the vet - I don't think it should have left a mark - sounds like he is either bruised or is having some sort of reaction - so he is uncomfortable.
     
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