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Old 03-20-2018, 04:36 AM
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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?
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Depends on where you live in Canada its not mandatory.
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I think rabies is the only vaccine that is required in the US. Some counties are on a yearly basis, most are on a 3 year program. Deworming should only be done IF the stool shows parasites. A stool sample should be tested according to your area. If there are places like dog parks you go to, etc then every 3-4 months. Otherwise, every 6-12 months. I would not 'routinely' worm my dog UNLESS I knew they were positive on a test.
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We are in Markham, Ontario and we rarely go to the dog parks maybe twise in one summer time but we go for a walk like four times a week and we usually let our boy go on the grass to pee and poop. During the summer we usually gave him the heartworm preventative. We use Revolution for the heart worm preventative.

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That's OK. I was thinking of routinely worming a dog without knowing IF he/she has worms. Revolution is, as you said, a preventive for certain worms, along with heart worm prevention.
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Just remember with pretty much every vaccine its like major over dose on a chi.
For a 4 pound chi the dose is like a 200 lb person getting about a cup full of it.
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Just remember with pretty much every vaccine its like major over dose on a chi.
For a 4 pound chi the dose is like a 200 lb person getting about a cup full of it.
So you dont give any vaccine to your chi at all?
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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.
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