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Dog's death has Dracut owner questioning safety of rabies vaccine

There are 107 comments on the Lowell Sun story from May 27, 2008, titled Dog's death has Dracut owner questioning safety of rabies vaccine. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Massachusetts requires all dogs to be vaccinated for rabies on a yearly basis, but Joann Camilli is not sure she'll ever do it again.

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Fall River, MA

#106 Apr 16, 2009
My cat is due for a rabies shot. I am concerned with letting the vet give the rabies shot, because my friend took her cat to the vet for her shots and the cat was dead within hours. She said it was shots that killed her cat and never went back to that vet again. My cat is 13 years old, never goes out or sees other animals. I am going to refues the rabies shot when I go to the vet. I will get her the distemper shot, but that is all.
Belles mom

Titusville, PA

#107 Apr 27, 2009
Our sweet rottwieler/lab/australian shepherd mix was 10 years old. We took her for her rabies shot about a month ago, and within ten days, she stopped eating, would not get up, lost all interest in everything. Our curious, alert and happy dog, quickly became a very sad, and very sick animal. We took her to the vet, who said she had an infection and was running a fever. The vet gave her a shot of antibiotic, and a pain reliever. We took her home and tried to get her to take the anitibiotic pills, and rimadyl for pain, but she got so bad, she would not open her mouth at all. She deteriorated very rapidly and we let her go three days ago. My heart is broken, because she was my constant shadow for the last ten years and I miss her terribly. I wondered if the vaccine had something to do with her decline. Now I think it may have.


#108 May 25, 2009
i have never vaccinated my dog for anything, and never will. i keep the local rug rats away from my dog, my dog is more important than any kid to me. people are popping out kids by the millions, buts its hard to find a great dog. i keep my pup on a raw food diet, with no vacc. no vet is going to tell me to vacc. its damn near impossible for a dog to get rabies, it would be like winning the lottery. rabies is a joke. here in texas it only exists in a few bats and racoons. its a scam
dog lover

Harvest, AL

#109 Mar 2, 2012
Check under title : "Over-Vaccinated Animals, Autism and SIDS" it is an interesting article that talks about vaccines linked to delayed vaccine associated anaphylatic shock in humans and animals.

Denver, CO

#110 Feb 21, 2013
I took my small dog in for shots 4 days ago
She vomited once the first night...2 days ago quit eating last night was sick several times. Took her back today she was given a antibiotic and pain reliever injections 2 hours later I held her while she took her last few breaths
Rheas mom

United States

#111 Jan 2, 2014
Better dog than me... You are the definition of what is wrong with people today. An unwarranted sense of superiority, coupled with an absence of empathy. What determines the value of a life to you? Intelligence? Should we value the mentally challenged less, or how about small children? Because dogs are often smarter than small children. So then, should we demand that all children who have next-to-no chance of contracting a disease, be forced to take dangerous vaccinations by law, so as to alleviate what is essentially a non-existent risk of us contracting said disease? Because, lots of kids bite, you know. My friend's little girl thinks it is hilarious. Of course we shouldn't! It is ridiculous and dangerous to give vaccines unnecessarily to any living thing. And when the vaccines are dangerous to their health... Well, that could be argued as downright immoral. Just because you don't find value in all living things, doesn't mean we are all so callous. But, my central point here is that my dog is three pounds, and with the risk for mild reactions being very high, cases of death far from unheard of, and risk being greater with low weight, I will not be doing anymore vaccinations. My girl has already been very sick from one once before. My vet, of course, acts like I am some animal abuser, but she also drives a really nice BMW, so I'm sure that she's not in it for anything other than the dogs' health. Cough. Guess I'll be a lawbreaker.
Brenda Raganot

Seattle, WA

#112 Sep 17, 2015
We sadly lost our baby dog Prince. He was 19yrs old. I had no idea getting a rabies shot would kill him. The only reason we got it was because Petsmart grooming requires updated rabies shot so we got it but never in our thoughts this tragedy would happen. These vets are the doctors. They should of advised us of the dangers especially for a 19yr old dog. 15 min into the vaccine my prince made an awful scream, his body went into shock then he collapsed. I called the vet he said wait an hour. His breathing was rapid for 40 min then it subsided a bit. He vomited all night, he had trouble walking, didn't want to eat. Next day he was given IV bags with medication. He also had colitis . All this happened aftr rabies shot. He was so healthy @ 19 yrs we never expected this nightmare. We are so devastated. We brought him home aftr IV was given to him but he got worse. Still not eating then developed a cough. He was deteriorating. Rabies brought his entire immune system down.Vet gave him more IV bags took blood test & now he has severe kidney damage. We sadly had to put him down & that was another horrible experience with euthanizing. In less than a week, our prince went from healthy to dying from a stupid rabies shot. Are these vets in competent or what?? I'm so angry now. I feel I need to do something in honor of my baby Prince. I don't want any other animal lovers to experience what we went through. It was the most horrible. We love you Prince & we are truly sorry we put you through this. R.I.P. Prince 1996- Sept. 15, 2015

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