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While I am all for a minimal vaccine protocol, remember that breaking the law and skipping Rabies vaccine, EVEN if your dog is protected from Rabies (which is probably true) is putting your dog’s life at risk. If someone even SAYS your dog has bitten little Johnny, whether he has or not, and you can’t produce a rabies certificate, you could have your dog destroyed and its brain examined for Rabies? Do you really want to take a chance on that? Think about that long and hard before making the decision to break that particular law.
I have one dog on a Rabies waiver, which is legal in my state for medical reasons ONLY, as requested ANNUALLY by the dog’s vet. He has a waiver because of a severe, LIFE THREATENING reaction SPECIFICALLY to his last RABIES vaccine, 6 years ago now. He ended up hospitalized. His vet refuses to give it to him again. My girls get their Rabies vaccines every 3 years as required by law. I titer for everything else. Kodi gets titered for Rabies every 3 years, as required by my town for his license. In my state, every town handles that their own way. (Which is crazy, but...) Rabies titers are expensive, $150 here.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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