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Rabies shot question?

I took Sasha to the vet this past Wednesday and at 18 wks. she weighs 5 lbs. So she's gained a pound in the last month and a half. They told me that since her permanent teeth weren't in yet that she couldn't get her rabies shot yet. Does that sound right to you? All my other dogs got theirs when they got their last set of puppy shots, but they were bigger breeds so I didn't know. Anyway, it seems that she is growing good and we love her to death! She is such a sweety!! I'll have to post more pics soon so you can see how much her coat has grown out........
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Did they give you a reason other than her adult teeth aren't in yet? Vets have different ways of doing things but this is one I hadn't heard of yet.

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That's a new one for me! I try to wait until my puppies are closer to 6 months before I give them the Rabies vaccine, which just happens to be when their adult teeth should be in, but I never associated the two for timing.

The things that are most critical is that the Rabies vaccine is given 3 weeks after the last vaccines, and only when the dog is healthy. Rabies vaccines should not be given with any other vaccines. This info is per Jean Dodds DVM.
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Thanks for the help! That was the only reason that I was given and now I'm relieved to know that she shouldn't have gotten it with her other shots. Do you think that her weight gain is sufficient? She goes through bouts of not eating much and then scarfing it all down. I just figured that it's a phase like my children went through......
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