|Barked: Thu Jan 24, '08 10:27am PST |
|Are there several racoons in your area? Does your pet go to the dog park, camping with you, to the lake with you or goes for walks in a green area? If so, the vaccination isn't a bad idea.
In using the Lepto vaccine for over 2 years now, in all the dogs we have given it to (several hundred) I have only seen 1 reaction, and that was in a Newfoundland, which usually do react to that specific vaccine. Grace is a vaccine reactor (specifically to rabies) and I still give it to her (and Zeus) annually without a hitch or worry. However, we live on a lake, are surrounded by woods and have these nice little fuzzy creatures that raid our trashcans every night. Not only that, but the incidence of lepto is pretty high here. It's all about exposure, in my opinion.