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Yearly vaccines necessary?

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I brought my one year 3 month Beagle mix to the vet for her annual heartworm test and refill of meds and also for the Frontline supply.

The test, the year supply of Heartworm tablets, and 7 months worth of Frontline was about $225...and on top of that they told me that she is due for her yearly vaccines which need to be done each and every year.

I thought vaccines were only required during the dog's first year?

And does that sound a lot for medications?

The Heartworm was about $120 (one year) and the Frontline was about $75 for 7 months...and they said you need to test yearly for Heartworm even though she's on the meds..
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The only yearly vaccination my pet gets is the rabies since it is required here in our place. Other than that, I just have my pet regularly checked-up. I have read this: " That the immune system has a "memory." The immune system contains memory cells. Once those memory cells have been shown what to do against a particular disease (by one puppy vaccination at 11-16 weeks old), they will produce antibodies against that disease whenever they encounter it -- for years and years, probably for life. " You can check it out at http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/health/articles/puppy-shots-and-dog-vaccinations.html
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