Q. Why do I have to pay for a 2nd exam for my kitten's 16 wk. Rabies shot when I just paid for an exam 4 wks. Earlier on her first visit for her 2nd shot

A. All clinics have their own policies and you should discuss this with them before your next visit. Vaccines should only ever be given if a pet is completely healthy on the day as they require an active and healthy immune system to react to them and vaccinating an unhealthy pet (such as one with a fever or infection) can make the vaccine less effective and leave your pet with protection against important viruses, even though you think they got their shots 'on time'. Also as pups grow and develop issues such as joint problems or tooth problems may arise which were not present the previous month and would not be detected if your pet just received a 'shot' from the visit and not a full health check

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