The United States (US) is one of the most pet friendly countries in the world. Dog passports need only to document proof of rabies vaccination at least 30 days prior to entering the country. Presently, dog owners and importers transporting unvaccinated dogs into the United States, or those who can not meet the 30 day requirement, can apply for home confinement for 30 days. During this time, their dog must be vaccinated for rabies and it must be kept in isolation, away from other rabies-carrying animals. It must be leashed and muzzled when removed from the designated premises during the period of confinement. The same opportunity applied for puppies under 3 months of age who were not old enough for rabies vaccinations when entering the US.
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In October, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 272 into law, which brings the age for the first Rabies vaccination of dogs to 3 months of age or older. California has always stipulated the age for initial inoculation of puppies as 4 months of age, in contrast to the Rabies vaccine labels (which are federally approved) which stated 3 months of age or older. Many other states have adopted the “3 months of age or older” requirement, so now California will be in line with many other states in the U.S.
Can the Rabies Vaccinations be done safely at less than 6 months
Cats must be at least 4 months old before they can get their first rabies vaccination. State law (both RI and MA) mandates that all dogs, cats and ferrets have a current rabies vaccine by the time they are 6 months of age.
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Rabies: In Michigan, the rabies vaccination is legally required for all dogs over 4 months of age. Rabies is a fatal disease that is transmitted through the saliva and affects the nervous system. Both pets and humans can be infected by rabies through bite wounds.*Rabies Vaccination Schedule for Dogs — Every dog living in Massachusetts must be vaccinated according to state law. Massachusetts requires that every dog starting between the age of 12 weeks and 6 months receive a Rabies vaccination. A booster vaccination must be given within 365 days of the initial vaccine. Rabies vaccines boosted prior to the expiration date will receive a 3 year certificate and then will be required to receive a Rabies vaccine every 3 years. Dogs missing their annual deadline will receive a 1 year certificate. Any dog presenting to the hospital with a wound of unknown origin, that has an expired Rabies Certificate, must be reported to the town for a rabies quarantine.