Question by  worker9121 (31)

How old does a puppy have to be to get a rabies shot?

We just got our first puppy and need information.


Answer by  Lottadogs (1258)

The rabies shot is first given at the time it is believed the pup's immune system is ready to make use of it. A pup gets its first rabies shot at between 12-16 weeks of age. This is followed by a second vaccine a year later. After that, state laws vary between annual and every three years for rabies shots.


Answer by  doggygirl (141)

Most veterinarians recommend waiting until 16 weeks of age before administering a rabies vaccine. Laws in your area may vary so it is important to contact a veterinarian for further information. Most areas require that a veterinarian administer the vaccination so you really need to contact your vet.


Answer by  Tracipoo (1329)

i think around a couple of months old. they also need their first round of shots around this time. i think there are two or three of them.


Answer by  heavensent (241)

A puppy has to have the its 1st rabies vaccine when it is about 16 weeks old and a booster shot after one year.


Answer by  smellycat22 (1129)

Puppies can receive their rabies shot at 12 weeks of age and should be given as early as possible if he is allowed outside and may have contact with wildlife.


Answer by  Hannae (30)

Puppy should have rabies shot which starts at 6 weeks. Your local vet is familiar with local conditions and state laws. Try to ask!

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