The anti-vaccination movement, which has caused measles outbreaks across the country, is now spreading to pets.
A Sacramento, California dog owner told KOVR when she got her dog vaccinated “his throat and face and eyes swelled up and he got hives all over his body.”
A local veterinarian, Dr. Illiana Halperin, countered with science: “It’s incredibly rare that we get an adverse reaction to a vaccine.”
Halperin said the real danger is when dogs or cats don’t get their shots, especially for things like Rabies or Parvo.
Fortunately, California law says puppies need a Rabies shot by the time they’re four months old, and dogs are required to be “up” on their shots before you drop them off at a doggy daycare or a boarding facility.