Murfins wrote:It is highly unlikely your dog contracted rabies - rabies vaccines need to be done every 1 to 3 years based on local law, not based on vaccine becoming ineffective - rabies vaccines have actually been proven to be effective for a minimum of 7 years.
HOWEVER, that doesn't matter if you do not keep up to date with rabies and your dog inflicts a bite on a human, as has been stated - you're dog would pay with his life.
Take this as a lesson learned, never make the mistake again and move on. Nothing more you can do.
Very true. Just because local laws require 3yr vaccinations doesn't mean it just stops working in that time frame. It's like a "best if used by" date on certain foods. If it says best if used by dec 23 it's not like it will kill you if you eat it on the 24th. If your vaccine is only a few moths over due your dog should be fine. I wouldn't stress it.