Combining vaccines.

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Good morning everyone, I had read on an older post that combining vaccines with rabies wasn't a good idea for health reasons. When he was a puppy she did gave him the shots at different times I believe they were a week apart. My question is : is it only for young Puppies or a year old as well. I'm asking because at my 1 year old checkup visit at the vet for Duke last week , she told me that she would change all 3 appointments for his shots including his 1 year old rabies booster to one appointment and combined all 3 shots to save us some money...which I appreciated but since then I read that it's not a good thing to combine shots with the rabies vaccine on the same day...so i would like your opinion on this matter before I proceed when he's due with his 1 year old rabies in January. Thank you in advance for your expertise.

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Here's the shots that the vet wants to combine on the same day of his rabies. [Imghttps://i.imgur.com/CRqX1wz.jpg[/img]

 

Don't let the vet ever give all the vaccines at once - yes most dogs will survive it..... but it is NOT wise. 

I will not do a rabies shot with any other vaccine and put at least a month in between.... I prefer 2 months. 

You can safely do the bordetella (which should just be drops in the throat - don't do the actual shot), and the combined vaccine together.  The other stuff can be done at either time. 

What my vet does is charge me for the visit, exam, etc.... at the first visit. They do not charge a visit to come in a month later to just get the rabies - just a quick shot and out of there. 

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You are better off asking your Vet. They are going to have a lot more real world experience that will tell them if there is a risk or not than many around here...

 

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Thank you guys for your input.

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not a good idea