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Major allergies and is due vaccination... should I have a

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major allergies and is due for rabies vaccination... should I have a titter test done for now?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 3 months ago.

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If your Cocker has not had an issue with the rabies vaccination in the past I would advise continuing to administer the vaccination depending on your county and state regulations. The primary reason we do not update vaccinations is when there is an immune mediated condition or cancer that is linked to this possible vaccination. With seasonal/ environmental and food allergies I would still vaccinate because laws do require it in the US.

In addition, heaven's forbid even the nicest dogs bite someone then the risk of rabies cannot be taken off the table and either quarantine or the most awful thing of having to remove his head for testing maybe required so it is really best to maintain the rabies vaccination. In most states now this is every 3 years so the risk of issues regarding the vaccination are minimal.

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