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I'm from Canada and we get our pets rabies shots and we don't need them for another 3 years. I was surprised to learn that in the U.S., pets have to have rabies every year. It's over-kill! Your best bet is to get up the money for a vet because that can really be serious he or she can have tape worms, someone could have poisoned your doggie it could be a number of things he or she could start having seizures go get blood work done or try calling a vet and explain your situation I hope your doggie be alright!! I would hesitate before going to get another rabies shot, especially considering the symptoms your dog is already exhibiting. Vaccinosis is becoming more and more common, and people simply don't recognize the signs of an over vaccinated pet. *I have been doing a lot of online research about vaccinations and it supports what both the above posters are saying. Some research I have done suggests that the very same rabies vaccination that is given by some vets on a yearly basis is given by others every three years. Also, note that the second poster points out that over vaccination (Vaccinosis)is becoming more common. Over vaccination can have serious consequences for your pet. The best thing you can do for your pet and yourself is to learn all you can about dog ailments, their symptoms, and how they are treated, including alternatives to conventional veterinary care. I am adding some links that you might find helpful. *I'll tell you what you do - you get up, stop wondering, get the dog to a professional, before a pet welfare agency does it for you. *About the above comment: I believe a comment like that is unfeeling and unnecessary. This person is clearly wanting to help his animal. Support is needed, not comments that could be perceived as threats. Pet welfare and rights organizations often interfere where they have absolutely no cause or right to, as would be the case in this particular situation. I was at the vet's office a couple of weeks ago and the girl at the front desk gave me the choice between a 1-year and 3-year Rabies shot. I had heard that they are the same, so I asked her what the difference was. She looked stunned and could not tell me. She also said if I get the 3-year, I would have to have a booster the following year and then it would be good for 3 years. Of course, I'd never heard that before, either! The above two posters are correct. Vaccinations, from what I have read, are BIG BUSINESS and are being grossly misused in the U.S. (and I assume Canada, too) just to make the money. Deb

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Q: What could be wrong with your dog if he won't eat or drink and he just lies around and shakes and is due for another rabies shot next month?
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