Poor Gracie... She is past due her B12 shot due to surgery so had mobile vet come by today to give it to her. Now she has had at least 10 of these before without any incident and barely a whimper. Today, they pinched up a bit of skin halfway down her back and gave the shot. You would have thought she had been run over by a truck! She yelped and yelped for at least 3 minutes. She finally wound down a bit and we put her down to see if she would walk around. She did but still let out a couple of yelps and tried hard to get to the shot location with one paw. The vet said the liquid was cold and maybe she was reacting to that, but she was also alarmed by this incident.
It was like the shot triggered another pain windup....like we had Saturday. It did start to go away slowly but we gave her a bit more pain meeds to help. She has been back to normal for past 90 minutes.
Does anyone have any idea why the B12 shot would cause this huge reaction? Are her pain receptors just kinda in overdrive still?
The vet also saw Gracie spit up the Tramadol liquid about 10 minutes after taking it as she does sometimes with us...it seems to happen about 1/3 of the time.
She has call the vet school about this she is concerned Gracie has problem with Tramadol. She also was going to ask about the screaming after the shot, but would I would appreciate any feedback you all have to the episode.