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vaccination scar

Discussion in 'Boxer Anatomy and Physiology' started by harley'smama, May 15, 2002.

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  1. harley'smama

    harley'smama Boxer Insane

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    Harley has a "Y" shaped scar on the nape of his neck that the breeder said was because she got the vaccine right under the skin instead of the muscle. I took him to the vet the day after I got him & the vet said it was a reaction to the vaccine. Has anyone else had this occur with their dog? Did the scar shrink or grow hair??? I've been obsessing about it. The vet didn't seem to think hair would grow there but it seems a new hair has "sprouted" right in the middle of the scar so I'll keep my fingers crossed.

    Shannon
     
  2. Debbie Magon

    Debbie Magon Boxer Pal

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    Most vaccines are administered subcutaneously. This is just under the surface of the skin.
    Intra muscular is uncommon and is sometimes done by accident.

    A small lump occasionally forms after vaccine and can become quite hard.
    Most will dissapear a few weeks or months later.

    The scar you speak of is most likely a severe reaction to one of the components of the vaccine.

    It is possible hair will regrow over some months, as I have seen this happen.
     
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