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chihuahua: who I am told has never had any shots

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I have a 3 year...
I have a 3 year old chihuhua who I am told has never had any shots. I want to get her fixed. Does it matter? I want her to at least get rabies and heartworm since I plan to take her to our country home. I also just got a 3 month old chihuahua no shots. How old before I can spade and how long before I can take her to the country?
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Veterinarian: Doctor W, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
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It is very important to have her vaccinated with those vaccines that are considered core vaccines for the area where you live. Taking her to a veterinary facility could expose her to potentially life threating diseases.

Rabies is important for all dogs and cats, not only for their protection, but for you as well.

Generally, dogs need to have an initial vaccination followed with a booster in 3 - 4 weeks for those diseases your veterinary believes are a threat for your dog. About 2 - 3 weeks after her booster, she can be considered properly vaccinated and immune to any diseases present in the country and she can be taken to the veterinary hospital to be spayed or taken to the country.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I know for my puppy I will need all those shots. What about the 3 year old? Does she have to go through all those boosters?
Veterinarian: Doctor W, Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
If she has not had them, then by all means, YES!!!!

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