Case of the Month – November 2016

 

 

Rabies vaccine: necessary or healthy?

The truth is that once a dog or cat has received two rabies vaccines, 99% are immune for life. Additional vaccines are not only not necessary but potentially harmful.

Options to vaccinating:

1 – Package inserts for vaccines state that RV  should only be administered to healthy animals.

https://www.drugs.com/vet/imrab-3-tf.html

Have your vet write out a “gym note” in lieu of vaccinating. Many states and Canada now support this option.

http://www.rabieschallengefund.org/

 

2 – Titer your animal instead. Have your vet run a blood test to show immunity from previous vaccines. Price shop first!

http://thebark.com/content/titer-testing

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/08/06/pet-vaccination.aspx

3 – Use your voice and your dollars to help change laws. Protect animal health by limiting vaccines to only what’s necessary for protection.