Side effects are surprisingly common after a kitten cat gets his rabies vaccine. Fortunately there are natural treatments for side effects from these vaccines including Bentonite clay, activated charcoal powder, colloidal silver, children's benadryl, and the homeopathic remedy Thuja.
Activated Charcoal Powder or Bentonite Clay
If a cat is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea following a rabies vaccination, activated charcoal powder or bentonite clay can be used to settle the stomach, stop diarrhea, and removing toxins from the body. Either one can be mixed with water or wet food, depending on which way your cat would be most likely to take it. 1/16 teaspoon would be enough for a kitten. A 10 pound cat may need 1/2 teaspoon. The dose could be repeated every 2 hours until symptoms abate.
If a cat or kitten has a reaction at the site of the vaccine, activated charcoal or bentonite clay can be used as a poultice to reduce swelling and heat.
Treating Allergic Reactions and Dehydration
If a cat or kitten is experiencing allergy like reactions, children's Benadryl may be a better option. A cat that is lethargic or losing a lot of fluids due to vomiting or diarrhea may need to be fed fluids by syringe, even every 15 minutes. A children's oral rehydration formula would be preferred over water, though don't hesitate to use water if that is all that is available.
Thuja for Rabies Vaccine Side Effects
Denise from California had success with the homeopathic remedy of Thuja. “I am so thankful for this website and people sharing. I too am using Thuja. It is helping my cat. She seems to be getting a little better. I put 3 pellets in a shot glass with bottled water. When they melted I gave her some with an eye dropper. I give her a half-full dropper every 2 hrs.”
While some of the above remedies can be combined, some of them, when combined, could cause the remedies to cancel each other out. Thuja and/or Benadryl should not be used with activated charcoal and/or bentonite clay.
If you have a remedy for side effects from the rabies vaccination for cats, please let us know!
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