Rabies Vaccination Required?

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WEFA_in_Me

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I am moving to alaska, and my chin is going with me. I read that all pet animals must have a rabies vaccination in the state of alaska. Do I really have to? What could I have my vet write so that it is acceptable? I have to go to the vet anyways for the clean bill of health for the plane, but I worry about vaccines...
 

mrweaw

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There is no rabies vaccine that I am aware of that is approved for use in chinchillas. Rabies vaccines are approved for dogs, cats, ferrets, and horses only to the best of my veterinary technician knowledge :) This should mean that you shouldn't have to worry about it.
 

firestar

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Rochester NY
i'm a vet tech too & mrweaw's got it right :) if your vet says differently, i'd be concerned. new york is the same; all cats, dogs, ferrets & horses need to be rabies vaccinated by law. i'm rabies vaccinated as well, as are most techs & all vets. usually your vet will just give you a letter or certificate that your chin is in good health. good luck in alaska!
 
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