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Are yearly vaccinations necessary?

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Do dogs need yearly vaccinations their entire lives? What are the most important shots that can not be missed?

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In general, yes. The rabies vaccine is required by law, but can be administered every three years if given on time, and if a vaccine labeled for three years is used. Any dog with exposure to wildlife (raccoons, opossums, etc) or rats, mice, roaches should be vaccinated for leptospirosis because that is contagious to people. The vaccine for leptospirosis is only labeled for one year.


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Answered by Mark Verdino

 

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