Cats, dogs, and ferrets should receive their first rabies vaccination
at the age of 3 months and their second vaccination at 1 year. Check with your
veterinarian for the rabies vaccination schedule for your area. After the
second vaccination, the need for revaccinating cats and dogs is determined by
the type of vaccine used and the number of rabies cases in your area.
Annual vaccination may be recommended in areas
with a high incidence of rabies.
Vaccination every 3 years may be
recommended in areas with a low incidence of rabies.
be vaccinated every year.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as of
June 6, 2012
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 06, 2012
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