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Q: Does Ur Dog still have to get the Rabbies Shot When It is A Inside Dog?

October 9, 2008 | By Tina B. | 20 answers | Expired: 2129 days ago

Tina B.

My vet always send's me a remminder for rabbies shot but do dogs really have to have it if they are not out side dog's?

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julia e.
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Oct 09, 2008

Our vet says that is the only one they still need, esp as they age. Max is 15 1/2 years old. This year for the first time he was only given the rabies shot. She said at his age the other vaccines could make him very ill.

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Jnewman
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Oct 09, 2008

Rabies are required at all times unless they are too young to receive a rabies shot (usually 4 or 6 months is when they are old enough). Animal control had told me that if the kitten I adopted there was found without its rabies tags, they could fine me.

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Lisa J.
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Oct 09, 2008

Rabies vaccine is, by law, required to be given in all areas of the United States. Some areas require it to be given yearly, while others require vaccinations every 3 years. The reason for this is that rabies poses a serious threat to human life. If a person contracts rabies, and starts showing signs, there is no treatment. Only by preventing rabies in our companion animal population can we prevent rabies in people.

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