Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Re: Route Medications
Originally Posted By: DHauIs it really necessary to give a dog heartworm medication who spends 90% of it's time in the house? How about rabies vaccination when the dog is always under the watchful eye of it's owner except when in it's own backyard? ...
I give the Hooligans HW meds 12 months a year because I live in Florida.
In most areas, you are under a legal obligation to get rabies shots.
And your dog being protected because he stays in your backyard isn't a good reason not to get the vaccination - my sister's GSD killed a rabid woodchuck in their backyard. Rabid 'coons, bats, skunks, etc. are found in many urban and rural areas of the United States and all carry rabies - it only takes one bite.
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