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Should You Put Off the Rabies Vaccine in Dogs

If you’re someone on the Homeopathic route and are avoiding vaccinations, this is for you. 

It’s important to know how to tell your Vet what you want. This is especially important if you have a pet you want to spay or neuter.

Your vet may say that it’s a requirement to get the rabies vaccine and then do surgery, or just perform both procedures at the same time.  

If you’re wanting to avoid vaccines, a couple ways are available for you to approach this conversation with your Vet. 


  1. I’d like to wait till he’s free of symptoms while I work with my homeopathic vet to cure his chronic disease. 
  2. I have read about possible harm from a rabies vaccination and I think I can avoid exposure to a rabid animal. 
    • Rabies is rare where I live.
    • My pet will be indoors or out only on a leash. 
    • I’ll get out and travel, but keep my dog in my control at all times. 
  3. I can keep my pet from biting someone.
    • Great temperament. 
    • I’ll keep control of my pet whenever I’m out. 
    • I’ll avoid situations where a bite is a possible scenario. 


Use Your Words

Don’t be afraid to speak on what YOU feel is best for your pet. Your Vet is there to recommend advice, but they do not make the ultimate decision. They may clearly disagree with you, but they do not have the final say. That is entirely up to you. If you know you can avoid situations and give reasons as listed above, you can avoid the vaccine. 

If you’ve already done your research, there isn’t much of a point to ask your Vet questions upon arrival. You know what you want, and it’s only the procedure. A rabies vaccine or anything extra may not be part of your plan. If not, just take the tips above to guide your conversation. 

Ultimately it’s up to you to make decisions for your pet. Hopefully this makes that conversation easier. Do you have any suggestions for how to go about this when at the Vet? Let us know!

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