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Should a puppy with its first vaccinations meet a dog that’s not fully vaccinated?

I'm sorry but the answer is no, you shouldn't have them meet yet. In fact, non-vaccinated young puppies should be kept away from other dogs as much as possible until they have received all of their ...
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Is it a good idea to get anti rabies vaccines or booster shots regularly for myself as well as my pets?

All pets should be regularly vaccinated against rabies. Typically the first shot is done at a few months old, and additional shots are done every 1 or 3 years thereafter; your vet should track this ...
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Do rescue animals get vaccinated?

At least in the US it is normal practice for pets to leave with all relevant vaccines (as well as neutering and routine medical care like deworming). All of the shelters in my area do this, and two ...
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Is it a good idea to get anti rabies vaccines or booster shots regularly for myself as well as my pets?

Foremost, I will note that policies for vaccinating against rabies might differ for different areas. My knowledge is most applicable to the United States. As for pets, not only should you get them ...
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My two month old cat bit me, could I get rabies?

The odds your kitten has rabies are slim to none. Animals don't live very long once signs of rabies appear, some examples are: wanting to eat everything and anything fever seizures paralysis drooped ...
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Rabies from a cat? Under what circumstances?

Transmission of the Virus From the (US) Center for Disease Control information page on rabies: People usually get rabies from the bite of a rabid animal. It is also possible, but quite rare, ...
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Are annual booster vaccinations necessary for dogs and cats that are no longer in contact with communicable diseases they're preventing?

The rabies vaccine is required because it's protecting against a virus that can affect humans. Sadly, even though the other viruses are actually a high risk for animals (including wild species), they ...
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How important is it to get your dog vaccinated for heartworm in India?

The only way dogs get heartworm is through an infected mosquito and India has a lot of mosquitos and you cannot tell if a mosquito is an infected carrier, same problem with mosquitos and dengue fever. ...
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What are the side effects of a rabies vaccination?

According to the American Veterinarian Medical Association, the following side effects are common after a rabies vaccine. If they persist longer than 2 days or cause significant discomfort then go see ...
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How is the vaccination schedule for dogs determined?

the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Canine Vaccination Task Force reviewed recent research on vaccines and how long they remain effective. In 2011 they made recommendations based on this ...
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Keep dog isolated until fully vaccinated

I know that some vets recommend that, but that's actually a critically bad idea. Can I assume she's about 8 weeks old ? Critical period 8 weeks to around 16 week is called the critical period or ...
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Does cats require boosting vaccine shot every year?

Vaccination recommendations will vary by country, product, age of pet, prior vaccination history, lifestyle, and other factors. It may also even vary by vet, as the guidelines have changed somewhat in ...
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Got an 11-week male lab puppy. We live in NY city apartments and I am not sure if he has received any shots. I have a few questions

owner, Congratulations on the new pupper, first of all! Good luck with those male labs, mine is a chewer but I love him more than anything. Anyway.... In my opinion I would get him to the vet asap ...
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any links between rabbies vac and pericardial effusion

I'm not a vet and this is pure speculation, but based on research. Pericardial effusion can have a number of causes: Various infections such as tuberculosis or Coxsackievirus infection Various ...
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How can our dog have been vaccinized against Corona a few years ago?

Corona virus is a genus or group of several viruses that have similar properties. They all have a "crown" of tiny spikes around their outer shell, which gave them their name (corona = latin ...
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Golden Retriever puppy after vaccination

Any sudden changes after a medical treatment should be brought to the attention of a medical provider immediately. Call your vet, if they don't have an emergency service call your local emergency vet....
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Unvaccinated puppy in used carrier

Yes, there is a risk of disease from the crate; no, that doesn't mean you can't use it. 409 is not sufficient to kill parvovirus. The only common cleaner that reliably kills parvo is bleach, so you ...
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Anti-rabies vaccination once in 3 years for pets in countries like India?

Effects of climate on Rabies Risk There is some evidence that hot temperatures can increase the risk of rabies transmission from wildlife to pets and/or humans. As temperatures heat up, wildlife will ...
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Do I need to re-vaccinate my dog for rabies after possible exposure to an infected animal?

From https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/specific_groups/veterinarians/potential_exposure.html "Dogs, cats, and ferrets that are currently vaccinated with a USDA-licensed rabies vaccine should be revaccinated ...
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Should a puppy with its first vaccinations meet a dog that’s not fully vaccinated?

Summary: in contrast to the other answers, I would not worry too much about the infection risk - although explicitly finding out that the other dog has not shown any signs of disease lately is a ...
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Protecting my kitten against rabies after fighting with feral cats

Let's start with a westerners view of protecting pets from diseases. That means vaccination in the first place. And not only for rabies. And de-worming & anti-lice treatment second. And lastly, ...
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Are there any non-live virus vaccines for canine distemper?

I recommend that you talk to your vet about your concerns. The UC Davis Veterinary Medicine website says Dogs that recover from natural infection have lifelong immunity to CDV. That suggests to me (...
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What's the safest earlier age a foal can be vaccinated against tetanus and strangles?

Where I live, the first vaccine is given when the foal is 5-7 months old and it is given twice. The second vaccine is given 4-6 weeks after the first one. If the mare is unvaccinated, the tetanus ...
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How do I check if a dog is vaccinated?

Core Boarding Vaccines There are 3 must have vaccines when boarding dogs: Canine Distemper, Hepatitis/Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza (All in one DHPP Vaccine) Rabies Bordetella (Kennel Cough) ...
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How do I check if a dog is vaccinated?

EU regulations: If you want to travel with pets in the EU you need a Health Certificate and Declaration (might be know locally as: Pet Passport). This will let you know if and when pets were ...
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What are the risks and/or benefits of receiving more frequent vaccines?

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association issued a report (Recommendations on Vaccination for Asian Small Animal Practitioners: A Report of the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group) and on page 15 ...
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Is it safe to give a rabies booster 2 weeks after inital vaccine?

It depends on the vaccine company when rabies should be boostered, typically it ranges from every 1 to 3 years. The protocol for the vaccine that your vet has may be to booster in 2 weeks time. The ...
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Anti-rabies vaccination once in 3 years for pets in countries like India?

There are environmental factors to consider in any vaccination routine. Merck's veterinary manual (mobile edition) states that rabies vaccinations should start at 3-4 months followed by an additional ...
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Are there any vaccines that are needed for cows in Gujarat, India?

India Development Gateway has a vaccination schedule for dairy cattle on their website, although I cannot personally verify its accuracy. It is a good idea to ask a local livestock/large animal ...
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