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No more annual rabies vaccination required

Thanks to the The Rabies Challenge Fund  there have been many changes in state rabies laws across the country.  The most recent being the State of Alabama passing a 3 year law with medical exemption clause and Rhode Island’s Rabies Control Board passing a 3 year protocol with medical exemption.

 

Why is this important?

In this video by Chicklet T Dog who

co-authored Scared Poopless with his

“mom” Jan Rasmusen, explains

some of the dangers of Rabies vaccines.

 

It is official, now all states have adopted the 3 year national standard.

ALABAMA – Alabama Legislature OKs 3-year rabies vaccinations Birmingham News 5/15/09 “Dogs and cats around Alabama could be howling a sigh of relief soon. The Alabama House of Representatives gave final approval Thursday to a proposed law that allows dog and cat rabies vaccinations once every three years.

RHODE ISLAND – Board OKs Change in Rabies Policy Providence Journal News Digest May 1, 2009 The Rhode Island Rabies Control Board has approved a change in policy that could pave the way for regulations that will allow the vaccination of dogs and cats every three years, rather than every two years.

ARKANSAS — Arkansas Passes New Rabies Law — 3 Year Law to be Set.

CHEYENNE, WYOMING – City Eases Rabies Vaccine Rules Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Page A3, Tuesday, December 9, 2008 by Jodi Rogstad “The City’s Dogs and Cats will No Longer Need to Get Rabies Shots Every Year.

WICHITA, KANSAS — Wichita City Council Overhauls Animal Codes 3/11/09 Wichita Eagle by Suzanne Perez Tobias. ”

Thank you to The Rabies Challenge Fund for their work and permission to cross post this information!**

Which vaccines do we require to perform services?

San Marcos CA & Carlsbad CA follow California state law which requires rabies. This is the only vaccine we ask for proof of at your initial consultation.  Any other vaccines are not mandatory to get started with pet care services.

To learn more about vaccine schedules & safety please read our post on when to say no to vaccines.

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