Rabies Vaccinations - How to Minimize Negative Effects on Dogs & Cats
Dear Dr Tillman,
I am about to move to the US for 3 years and I must get my dog and cats vaccinated against rabies before I go.
The cats are all indoor only and are 14 years old, 7 years old and 2 years old and the dog is a White Shepherd who is 1 year old.
The dog has been vaccinated as a puppy and as a 1 year old and reacted with a skin bump to his puppy vaccinations and was treated successfully with thuja.
The two younger cats have only been vaccinated as kittens and the older cat was vaccinated every year up until age 7 when he got sick after his boosters.
My questions is this: How can I minimize the risk of sarcoma or other reactions from the rabies vaccines?
I cannot avoid vaccinating them as they need it for travel to the US, but I wondered if I could use some Lyssin or Thuja after the vaccine to help them recover? Is this advisable or should I wait to see how they react?
I was hoping to find a non-adjuvant, killed, 1 year vaccination to minimize risk but would welcome your advice on any homeopathic remedies and other steps I can take to ensure they remain as healthy as possible.
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