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    fedyze Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 19, 2006, 04:54 PM
    Side effects to rabie shots
    My puppy is 7 months old and received his first rabie shot. I would like to know what are the side effects of rabie shot?
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    Nov 27, 2006, 06:59 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by fedyze
    My puppy is 7 months old and received his first rabie shot. I would like to know what are the side effects of rabie shot?
    Here is an article which describes some of the symptoms and dangers.

    Overvaccination another danger. It can ruin your pet's immune system and even lead to its death. The reason it's done by veterinarians is because it rakes in the money.
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    Feb 17, 2007, 11:34 PM
    There are many side affects found in a rabie shot some dogs get aggressive for a few weeks after and some have immune problems I can't remember the correct word for it but if you email me later I can give you the site I went to my puppy got her shot Monday and now is being very weird with my other animals in the house I know that my mothers dog which was a yorkie died from here rabies shot so I'm very leary about getting my chi chi shots
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    Feb 18, 2007, 05:55 AM
    There are seldom any problems from a rabies shot. After the shot, usually the dog is like nothing happened, its normal self. With any shot, there can be a reaction, but seldom anything serious.

    Rabies shots are required by law, some places as soon as 4 months, usually by 6 months. If your puppy is showing any distress or strange behavior, get back with the vet. It could be one of the rare reactions, or something else.

    If you want reliable information check AVMA Brochures You really need to look at who is behind a website. Wjhen it comes to dog, is easy to Google up nonsense.
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    Feb 18, 2007, 06:44 AM
    Oh boy. What a can of worms you have opened up Starman!

    I have heard a number of stories about adverse reaction to rabies vaccine. I have never met anyone who had a problem, although I am sure there are people out there.

    As labman pointed out, in the US it is the law for dogs.

    Starman, that first website link you gave is not one I would recommend people read. It is about a person receiving the shot who developed problems, and the response received is not based on fact. The second site looks like an article that is based a little more on reality. Yes, vaccines are marked up tremendously. I cannot vouch for the price paid by each vet but I do know that when we have the rabies clinics in my area in the springtime, you do pay much less than you would for a private visit. Those clinics are mainly for people who have financial problems, but who are responsible pet owners concerned for their animal's well being. Every year the local vets rotate who will run it. Their primary concern is to get animals vaccinated. It is the law for a reason. We have too many wild animals who contract rabies and we need to protect our pets.

    Did any of you read the articles last year about what China did? They did not enforce laws requiring vaccinations and there was a major rabies outbreak. Dogs bit people and it was becoming a rampant problem. So, the government ordered the police to kill all the dogs they found. Police forced their way into people's homes and clubbed their pets to death in front of them. Extremely harsh to say the least. That is a sad example of why we need to follow the laws here. Whether we like it or not, whether pets can become ill, whether the cost may be a bit high, this is a regulated vaccination that needs to be administered. Just keep in mind that vets have quite a bit of paperwork to fill out and submit to the government. The cost of paying people to keep the records straight is factored into the price.

    In any event, the website labman provided is one that is regularly used for reliable information.

    Here is another one written by a vet. Scroll down the site to get the side effects info.

    Frequently Asked Pet Health Care Questions
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    Feb 18, 2007, 05:14 PM
    Good post RPB! Spread rep got me. I almost expect something more credible in a can of worms. The vets are giving so many unneeded vaccinations just for the money, that they are harming harming 10% of them? Come on now. I have to agree that there may not have been good science behind the laws requiring yearly rather than the old 3 years for rabies, but I think Texas and Florida were having some problems including dogs vaccinated within the last 3 years. It is not like society never goes overboard on some other things.

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