Puppies I believe have to be at least
12 weeks old in
most states to get their first rabies vaccination. Also, In some
states it is required for puppies to get vaccinated for rabies
16 weeks or sometime after 16 weeks. I'm giving Maddie hers
at 16 weeks.
Also, for buying vaccines over the counter, that is what we
do, it is less costly than going to the vet here (you have to
pay for theshot, plus an $18 fee at the desk just for coming in!
I bought Maddie an 8 way Canine Vaccine over the counter
All that in one little vaccine for $7.99!
I also plan on getting her rabies shot over the counter also.
But for everyone planning on vaccinating their own dog at
home, make sure you check for side effects the vaccination
may have on your dog before giving it to them.
Side effects for Rabies Shots Include: # Aggression, destructive behaviors, separation anxiety and
odd obsessive behaviors (like tail chasing and paw licking)
# Autoimmune diseases, including organ disease, allergies and skin problems
# Chronic digestive problems
# Fibrocarcinomas at the injection site (particularly in cats)
# Muscle weakness
# Seizures and epilepsy
Hope that helps!