Rabies vaccinations in dogs (and other animals) is one of the mandatory vaccinations in some parts of the world. And yet it has one of the highest rate of serious side effects of any vaccine. Nasty side effects, even death can result.
If this is a mandatory vaccine in your area, there is little you can do to avoid the vaccine, but plenty you can do to limit, even prevent the side effects.
Typical side effects can range from a mild fever, lasting just a few hours, to lethargy, to vomiting, to abnormal aggression, to separation anxiety, to compulsive disorders, to epilepsy, to seizures, to loss of consciousness, even death.
Other symptoms include autoimmune disorders, allergies, digestive problems, skin problems and a cancer at the site of the injection.
Although all these symptoms are common side effects from any vaccine, the rabies vaccine can be one of the worst ones.
The nervous system is attacked, which creates this wide range of serious side effects. The muscles can be affected, as can be the spine and brain. This is similar to the rabies disease itself.
Although side effects are normally recognised as only lasting for a few days afterwards, up to a maximum of 45 days, in truth they can last the whole life of your dog.
How can you minimise this, or prevent it altogether, especially if your dog has reacted in the past?
First, you need to ensure your dog is as healthy as possible. Focus on raising the immune system. One of the most successful ways of doing this is to feed your dog a quality natural diet. This does wonders for their immune system.
Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise out in the open, and lots of love.
Get good homeopathic help prior to the vaccine, as this can limit side effects. They can also help with post vaccine problems, even if this is years ago. Although homeopathy is probably the only health modality that can undo vaccine damage, you can never be sure it has been 100%. It is better not to be in that situation.
Here you can find out more about homeopathic consultations.