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Old 09-14-2005, 04:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Do I have to get boosters for my dog? What are the laws? Can I request blood tests for immunity first, and can I trust they'll be truthful?????
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:57 PM
 
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In NB rabies shots were given yearly and the others were recommended to be boosted yearly. It depends who you ask. I think yearly vacs are important even if the state/province does not require it but not everyone thinks so.

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I got this when I google searched this for you for Ontario:

http://www.cityofkingston.ca/residen...s/pets-faq.asp

http://www.doglegislationcouncilcanada.org/index.html
http://www.doglegislationcouncilcana...tchenerON.html



hope there is some info in it. You can email those websites probably for more info.

Please don't overvaccinate a pet. I am still dealing with vaccinosis from my poor dog for vaxxing her yearly . It has cost her not only her comfort due to sores and outbreaks, but it has cost me a lot of money. So if they'll let you get away with not vaccinating yearly and let you go every 3 yrs or just once, then go with that.


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Old 09-15-2005, 07:34 PM
 
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Irish, you are required to vaccinate for rabies only. Some vets will allow vaccination every 3 years for rabies (my vet for instance) That is all you're legally required to do.

That said, I vaccinate for rabies every other year and for DHPP every other year in alternating years (did that make sense?)
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So rabies is only every 3 years legally? Cool.

Thanks for the links Sherra, off to check them out.
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:49 PM
 
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It depends, there are actually 2 different vaccines available in Canada--one is a three year and it's the most common, the other is a one year that was developed to be used in dogs and cats with vaccine reactions--but it doesn't last nearly as long (or so I've heard)
It is still legal and normal for a vet to "require" that you vaccinate every year. For instance I still get a new vaccine certificate each year from Ross, but it says that Havoc is protected until 2008. KWIM? Technically a boarder guard could figure out that the dog hasn't been vaccinated this year, but it's completely fightable--that said--a lot of vets don't do it this way.
Let me know if you want Ross's number though, he's a great vet, very laid back and he does most of his own emergency work.
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Will do. I think I'll be going to the vet soon anyway. Molly seems to have a poop issue. I have a horrible feeling she's eaten something she shouldn't, and we're away this weekend without her.
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What is she doing?? Diarhhea??
We're away this weekend too, but if you don't get this until after we're gone (around noon today) give me a call and I'll give you some things you can do in the meantime.
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I don't have your number!!!
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