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Over Vaccination in Dogs

When pet owners receive in the mail a notification that it is time to have their pets vaccinated, many pet owners may not think of the risks that their animals may be over vaccinated. Having your pet vaccinated is a good choice to be sure your pet is up to date on all shots, and is in the best health as possible. However, have your pet over vaccinated can cause problems. For more information pertaining to over vaccination in dogs read below to find Experts answers.

It has been 1 ½ years since my dog has a rabies vaccine is my dog still protected?

If a dog becomes overdue for a vaccination such as a rabies vaccine for that long, the shot may need to be given again as the first shot which is normally is only good for 1 year. This means the dog is starting over on the rabies vaccination process. Since this vaccination only is good for about 1 year this means your dog may need to go back for another vaccine and this one should last for 3 years. Now for your dogs’ protection right now against rabies, your dog is probably not protected, so you may want to have your dog vaccinated soon.

Will the overdose of rabies vaccine hurt my dog?

Case details: 2 rabies shots in 3 days

It is not very likely that your dog is in any harm from two rabies vaccines. Your dog may have an allergic reaction to the second shot. You dog may endure vomiting, diarrhea, and be lethargic but this should most likely only happen after the second vaccine is given. You might have your vet give your dog something for vomiting and diarrhea, because dogs can become dehydrated very easily.

What can happen if my dog gets a rabies shot to soon?

In some certain brands of rabies vaccines last for 3 years. A dog has not received a rabies vaccination the dog normally given a 1 year vaccine and then a booster shot year after the first shot is given. So in that case it would be okay if your dog received rabies shot 2 years in a row. The dog may experience soreness in the injection area, a low fever and become tired. If your dog sees any of these signs it is not likely to be concerned most of these signs should clear up within 24 to 48 hours. Now if the dog starts to vomit or have diarrhea and these do not go away in 48 hours you may need to take the dog to the Vets.

Could giving a 4 week old puppy only a parvo shot and not the rest of the mixture result in a overdose to the puppy?

You most likely did not hurt the puppies; it is more likely that the puppy did not get the complete profit from the vaccine that the puppy should have received. The puppy is protected against parvo but no other diseases; you should wait until the dog is 8 weeks old to give vaccines. This is because normally the mother dog’s immunity does not wear off until the puppies are 8 weeks old. A parvo shot at such a young age is not necessarily needed unless there is a problem with parvo in your area. Normally any vaccine that is given so early is a waste of time and money due to the fact the mother’s immunity is still active.

The thought of overdosing your dog on a vaccination is a very scary thought. In most cases an overdose is not harmful to your dog. With that being said, this does not mean that you should not keep track of when your dog was vaccinated, to prevent the overdose. If you still need more information on over vaccination in dog you can contact the many Experts.

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