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Ask the Vet: Protocols for pet vaccines address health concerns

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Q: The breeder who sold me my dog administered the rabies vaccine. But now my vet says I need to have my dog vaccinated again. Can you explain this to me?

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Rabies is a public health concern, and vaccination of dogs is mandated in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The city of Duluth also requires rabies vaccination for cats. According to the laws in both states, the rabies vaccine must be administered by a veterinarian or under the direct supervision of a veterinarian.

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