"Core" Vaccines - Recommended for all puppies and dogs by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Canine Vaccine Task Force:
to set the record straight no vet ever advised me not to get a rabies shot. It is the law. My dogs are all vaccinated. I am new to this forum and think I am replying to Old Rockin Dave. Would like to make a correction to a note I posted without reading it thoroughly. A holistic vet did give me Thuja once after giving a rabies shot to a 13 year old after I voiced a concern
Jane Neely, your vet put himself on very shaky ethical ground by advising you not to have your dog vaccinated against rabies. Veterinary ethics require consideration of the public health and by not vaccinating your pet he is not doing that. Further, rabies vaccination is the law in most jurisdictions, and that means that your dog can be taken away from you, either to be quarantined, or killed for examination, and you can be prosecuted. His actions, or inaction if you like, is therefore advising against your dog’s best interest and your own. All this, of course, presumes that your vet is a graduated DVM and licensed to practice veterinary medicine. If he is anything other, he is breaking the law in a serious way. Only an actual veterinarian can call him/herself a veterinarian. No matter what other title or degree, that person has no business treating animals. Even an MD can’t practice on animals outside of the lab. Incidentally, juries are probably tougher on crimes against animals as they are on humans. It also makes a good public impression for the DA to take those cases all the way to the wall.
They have 50 dogs a day. They don’t require the kennel cough vaccine.
The vaccine is also suspected in the deaths of at least 120 dogs.
Your new puppy definitely needs a series of vaccinations in the first year of life to protect him from many dangerous diseases as his doggy immune system develops. Different veterinarians recommend slightly different and vaccines according to the specific dog’s risk factors.He adds: “The patient receives no benefit and may be placed at serious risk when an unnecessary vaccine is given. Few or no scientific studies have demonstrated a need for cats or dogs to be revaccinated.”Your adult dog may not need annual vaccinations and can instead have — tests that check a dog’s immunity levels — to determine exactly which vaccinations are needed. One exception is the rabies vaccine, which is regulated by law and may be required every one to three years, depending on where you live and the type of rabies vaccine the vet uses.Boosters It is necessary to boost vaccinations (vaccinating again in a certain time period) to allow for the growth and expansion of the immune response in order to fight off infection upon exposure to the actual disease.
It is recommended to keep your puppy away from unvaccinated dogs while the vaccination process is going on and away from places of multiple dog exposure, if vaccination status of all dogs is not known.