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yeah definitely separate the rabies . Here is what Sabine says . The reason is that the rabies vaccine is very hard on the immune system, which is made worse if any other vaccines are given at the same time. So if you give a 5-way vaccine (which I would never do) *plus* the rabies shot on the same day, that's a huge assault on the body.
The chance that the dog will have an adverse reaction (not just to the rabies shot, any single one really) increases with each vaccination. So yes, the fact that a dog tolerated its first rabies vaccine says nothing about how well future ones will work out.
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