It looks llike we’ll be getting a puppy again and this brings up a question left over from the last time: How important is it to give rabies shots to pupppies? And if we do give them, how important is it to keep the dog away from other dogs till s/he is 12 weeks old?
For no good reason I’m inclined to think the whole thing is just a scam. Actually, I do have three reasons, none of them great.
Even if there were no such thing as rabies, the veterinarians would invent something like it that would insure that every new dog owner becomes a customer.
Whenever I’ve asked a vet what the risk of rabies is for dogs who don’t get the vaccinations, they’ve failed to give me a straiaght answer.
I’ve never heard of a dog dying of rabies.
So since those aren’t the geratest reasons to form the basis for a decision, I’m throwing the question out to SDMB.