It is very important for dogs and cats to have a current rabies vaccination. Pets may come into contact with wild animals who could have rabies. If your dog or cat is bitten by a rabid animal it could be infected with rabies, putting you and your family at risk. A rabies vaccination is also required by law to license your dog or cat.
For licensing purposes, the rabies vaccination must be given by a licensed veterinarian. A vaccination certificate signed by the veterinarian must be supplied as proof of vaccination.
Not Valid Vaccinations
Vaccinations given by an owner, animal breeder, pet store, as well as out-of-country, are not valid for licensing purposes.
Time Period Vaccinations are Good
Depending on the vaccine given, the rabies vaccination is good for one year or three years. It is always best to consult with your veterinarian concerning vaccinations, treatment and health questions regarding your pet.