06-17-2011, 11:09 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Under A Pile Of Fur
Here in my state, it is very legal to give your own rabies vaccines. You do not receive a tag and the animal is not registered with the local animal control registry. In some towns, like my town/county, where there is no animal control, animals are not required to wear a rabies tag. If an animal is found running loose without a rabies tag, it's only a $50 fine (in my area) thru the local sheriff's department.
In the major cities in my state, your animal should be registered through animal control, however you do have the option to give your own rabies vaccination, but it's stated that it's at your own risk, and that if your animal gets loose and does have not rabies vertification, you will be fined.
We have a local pet pharmacy that's attached to a large veterinary clinic in the city (and is co-owned by the clinic), and they sell all combo vaccines, and rabies vaccines, and is the main big animal pharmacy that fills veterinary prescriptions (and staffed with full-time pharmacists), plus prescription shampoo's, de-wormer, ect. That is where I get my dog's rabies vaccines, and I do give them myself. I've done it for years. In fact, all of them just received their rabies boosters 3 weeks ago. I only do combo's every 3 years.
I, personally, would never trust getting any vaccine from a feed store, though many of the feed stores around my area sell those vaccines. I would question whether they are properly handled and refrigerated correctly. I only trust getting them from the pet pharmacy, because as I said, it's a professional pharmacy with full-time licensed pharmacists, and is attached to a large multi-vet clinic, and I've used them for years. Way more trustworthy than a feed store.
Last edited by omgitsapibble; 06-17-2011 at 11:11 PM.