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My dog was scheduled for her 3 year rabies vac. this coming dec. The vet told me NJ now recommends getting the shot every 2 years... and so instead of waiting till dec. she was given her rabies shot last week.

Im not sure how many here would know the NJ law :) - i did an online search and found nothing.

I just want to know if this sounds right... if some states do recommend 2 year vacs.

Im not really into giving my pets too many vacs and i REALLY need to make sure this vet is correct and not trying to make money on my animals. Ive had a HORRIBLE time finding a vet I trust....

thanks!!!
 

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i did a little research on NJ rabies vac's

from what i found, the vac schedule is determined by the new jersey state dept of health.
on their website ( http://www.state.nj.us/health/ ) i did a search for rabies vaccinations, and the doc said pretty much 3 year is ok.

i reccomend you go there and check it out. bring a copy with you to the vet and ask them why they say 2 years.
 

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WOW - thanks so much - that was very nice of you to do.
(let me guess - you found that info in minutes) :)

i sent them an email to see if this is recent change. Once I know for sure that 3 years is ok - then I am going to seriously consider switching vets.
 

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I'm not sure if your wording is correct or not but it makes no difference what someone RECOMMENDS. The important thing is what the governing body REQUIRES. If they don't require 2 year shots and your vet gave your dog a shot without your permission, you should be very angry and get a refund as well as change vets. If you OK'd the shot based on bad informatin from the vet, you should be just as angry.
 

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Is your Vet located in the same town you live in??
My town (in NJ) is very strict on not giving out a license to an animal (we have to license both cats and dogs) if the rabies shot is due before Nov 30th. So... I have to fight them next year because when I go next Jan to license my Collie, they are going to *require* I get him the rabies before I license him. His rabies shot expires Nov 29th!!!
So if I abide by law, I will have to give him his rabies about 2 years instead of the 3.
 
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