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My 17 year old little maltese is very precious to me. HE HAS

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My 17 year old little maltese is very precious to me. HE HAS SAVED My husbands life several times alerting us of his low blood sugar and need of O2 due to pulmonary fibrosis. He never leaves my husbands side. Sleeps for several hours. never leaves the bedroom or goes outside. He is due for his renewal for license and rabies. I do not want to give his rabies or make him ill in any way. What can I do.
Submitted: 25 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 25 days ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 25 days ago.

Virginia, your best bet will likely be to find a vet that will refuse to vaccinate due to age. This may involve going to a different veterinarian. If your state requires the rabies vaccine to be given, you may have no choice but to have it administered. Something I would also look into would be a 3 year rabies. It may require you to have Lucky vaccinated this year, but will give you an additional 3 years of protection. It would be worthwhile to see what is required by your city/state and see if opting out due to age and the 3 year vaccine will help you achieve what you're hoping to accomplish.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 22 days ago.

Checking in, JA Customer. How is your companion doing?