Originally Posted by Cookie_chihuahua
Do we really need to get rabies vaccine and deworm for our chi each year? Some research is telling there is a side effect on them?
Based on the research I've done, I don't personally believe in yearly vaccinations. Most vets probably won't admit it because it's a big money maker for them, but it's just not how the immune system works. I think vaccines are important because the risk of side effects outweigh the risks of our dogs catching deadly diseases, but more and more research show that every few years should be enough (and that's just to be on the safe side).
As for deworming, I give mine a preventative spot on drop similar to Revolution (again I personally feel the risk of side effects outweigh the risk of them catching parasites). But I've never actually given my chis a dewormer, I would only do that if they ever had worms.