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Can you give your own rabies vaccines to dogs and where would you order that?


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August 1, 20040 found this helpful

Hi Kathy

Here is a previous post on this subject and it has a lot of useful feedback.

http://www.thri  f661824_pet.html

This website sells what you will need and they make it sound very safe but I would consult a vet before undertaking this and see what they think. There are some risks invovled, especially if it is the first time you pet has received these shots.

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August 2, 20040 found this helpful

Here in the state of Maryland, we can't give our pets rabies vaccines. They have to be administered yearly by a vet in order to obtain the annual required license tag for the dog. However, I give my dog his annual distemper, etc. vaccine myself. I go to the local farmer's supply store, known in the area as TSC (Tractor Supply Center). They have a cooler with vaccine kits for animal, which include distemper shots for dogs and cats. The kit comes with a hypodermic needle and two bottles to mix the serum before injection. It also has a diagram to show you how and where to inject. Total cost = $3.60. I give the package to my vet so they can enter it in my dog's file. Be advised - some vets will not accept your giving a pet these vaccines.

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August 2, 20040 found this helpful

It is a violation of state law in every state that requires rabies, for anyone other than a veterinarian to give the vaccine. In other states, it would not be recognized by the health department if your dog bit someone and s/he would have to be quarantined as if there had never been a vaccination. Rabies vaccines usually have to be given in the muscle in the thigh; if you don't do it right, you could hit the nerve and paralyze your pet. When giving any vaccine yourself, there may be a diagram to show you where, but will you always remember to draw back before the injection to ensure that you don't inject air into a blood vessel? And when you give the vaccine, since you only get one needle, you will be injecting your pet using a dull needle. Then what do you do with the needle to make sure that no-one gets hurt with it? Can you be totally sure that you are mixing the vaccine right? Even pets that have been given the vaccine from the same company before can develop a severe allergic response and die. What would you do if your pet went into shock from reacting to the vaccination? Save money by skipping your morning coffee, protect your pets very life, and have a veterinarian see your pet yearly. If you want to be frugal, go to PetSmart or PetCo or another vaccination clinic. You'll be able to save money and protect you pet at the same time.

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February 27, 20060 found this helpful

I get all of my vaccines from differents catalogs and it s not against the law for me to buy the vaccines. Here in Florida they do not give the shot in the muscle they give it in the shoulder under the skin

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February 27, 20060 found this helpful

Hi Kathy I order from 1 800 Jeffers andDoctors Foster and smith

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February 27, 20060 found this helpful

1-800 jeffers

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