Cats, dogs, and ferrets should receive their first rabies vaccination at the age of 3 months and their second vaccination at the age of 1 year. After the second vaccination, the need for revaccination of cats and dogs is determined by the type of vaccine used, by the number of rabies cases in your local area, and local laws.
Check with your veterinarian for the rabies vaccination schedule in your area.
If you have an exotic pet, check with your vet to find out what vaccinations the pet needs. Most common exotic animal bites come from:
If you have questions about local rabies issues, contact your local health unit. If you will be travelling with your pet, check with your vet about the protection your animal needs and the risk your animal has for getting rabies.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerW. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious DiseaseMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 3, 2017
Current as of: March 3, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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