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Deb Peel
Deb Peel
Jan 14

I have 4 mini dachshunds. One had a mild adverse reaction to her first rabies vaccine when she was younger so we started pre-medicating with benadryl before vaccines. She is now 8 and this time, even pre-medicating with benadryl, she had an immediate adverse reaction with hives & facial swelling. They had to put her on steroids to counteract the vaccine reaction. This was very hard on her as you have to keep giving steroids to ween them off it over a long period of time. It also messes with their gut. I will be getting a waiver for this dog, but will do titers testing for my other 3 instead. Unfortunately, the rabies titers is very expensiv…

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I had Doxies all my life too, 2 of them died from Vax reactions and long term AIHA, deadly! I lived in FL where I got informed and my vet there gave me and exemption letter but even with that it was too late for my very small 6lbs girl. I came back to Canada in Ontario and they also allowed me an exception for my other Doxies rescues, unfortunately they were older with they came to me, 9 and 6 so one of them had also allot of skin and GI issues that turned to cancer. Again, vax side effects. I went to the UK and certified in holistic medicine as well as IVDD rehab and physio. I spent…

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Debby
Debby
Jan 11

I think a half dose should reduce liability if the owner of the pet signs a consent form. Would that work?

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Signing a permission form is one thing that will help the vet. But, if it came to a case, the state board/college would validly ask - "where does it say you can use 1/2 dose?" It could be a problem because no research will back you.

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My papillon got 1 rabies titrated to his size, within 3 months started hemorrhagic Gastro Enteritis, almost died 3 times. Tried everything with regular vet and alternative vet. He was sick constantly for about 3 years. Finally diagnosed with cortisol resistance, now he gets 0.25 mg prednisone every morning. Also he is a non responder, no titer.

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It sounds like he is addisonian if there is a need for prednisone. That would explain the signs.

Vets usually don't change the rabies dose. We have no guidelines for that and it is definitely off label.

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