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How often you have to give the rabies shot depends on your particular state's laws, not your vet. For instance, here in North Carolina it is only every 3 years, but in some states, like Texas, it's every year.

After the first year, discuss adopting an every 3 year year schedule for vaccines rather than every year. Many veterinary colleges are now coming out with that recommendation because there is a risk of side effects and dangerous reactions from any vaccine. Dogs can also be titered yearly to determine if they are still protected.

Scroll down about halfway to read this special report published by

I did an article for an on-line Maltese newletter a while back on the controvery about rabies vaccines if you are interested (Dog Days of August):
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