Vaccine duration: how long does immunity last?

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Vaccine duration how long does immunity last?

Recently I have had many inquiries on my website for vaccine duration and vaccine schedules.

Rabies is valid for 3 years

Specifically, I am seeing phrases about rabies for 2 years or yearly rabies. Please know rabies vaccines are valid for 3 years in all 50 states!

Why all the Rabies confusion?

It seems some vets are still issuing 1 or 2-year certificates even when they administer a 3-year vaccine.

Which vaccines do I require to perform pet sitting or dog walking services?

Crofton & Gambrills Pet sitting or dog walking clients will be asked for proof of Rabies only at your initial consultation. Any other vaccines are not mandatory to get started with pet care services.

Steps to take before giving your pets vaccines

1) Verify the duration of immunity for your pet.

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2) Evaluate your pet’s health & lifestyle: If you don’t board your pet, perhaps you will want to forgo the Bordetella shot. Which by the way does not cover all the strains of the virus and is generally thought of as the equivalent of a human cold. The bottom line is some vaccines may not be relevant to the area you live in or your pet’s lifestyle. Never ever give vaccines to a sick pet.

3) Get a homeopathic nosode to counteract the effects of the vaccine: For example, Lyssin is the nosode for the rabies vaccine. You will more than likely have to order this off the internet, so give yourself plenty of time to receive it before your appointment.

4) Titer when possible: yes a titer test may cost a little more than a shot but in the long run, it is healthier for your pet. Possible vaccine reactions and long-term effects could cost you hundreds to thousands more than the titer test.

5) Recalls: Check for recent or current issues with vaccines.

6) Separate vaccines: do not get the type that combines multiple vaccines in one. Single vaccines are better.

 

 

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