|Barked: Tue Jun 23, '09 3:37pm PST |
|I sort of just went through this...the Black Lab I acidentally "acquired" last Thursday got his Rabies shot Friday morning. My vet, who is pretty holistically oriented seemed to think it was the best course of action, in his case, as no-one really knew his history.
At any rate, he did not have any immediate adverse reactions to it, but it is a tough call. Thea and Adlai--two of my three do not get rabies vaccines because of health concerns---BUT--I have been contemplating giving them a rabies vaccine because we travel quite a bit, and like to hike. So it's a tough call, I guess it all comes down to does the benefit outweigh the risks in your particular case? If your dogs don't venture away from home much, that's a factor...BUT, a few weeks ago, I saw a full-grown coyote trotting down the middle of my city street. So you just never know.
One thing you will probably want to do is Google "Dr. Jean Dodds Rabies Challenge." This will give you one opinion of the rabies vaccines, and if it lasts longer then it is administered.....
I know I didn't really answer your question, but hope it provided some food for thought....
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