DEFENSOR® 3 Rabies Vaccine

Proactive care is a big part of maintaining your furry pets well being and longevity. During your pet’s next annual examination, your veterinarian will do a vaccine risk assessment.

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 One of the most common vaccines given to pets, more so dogs and cats, is the DEFENSOR® 3 vaccine for rabies.

The vaccine has an inactivated rabies virus from an established cell line to effectively help protect your pet from rabies. Pets are given a primary vaccination at three months of age or older, and a repeat dose one year later. Subsequently, a booster dose is given every three years.


We at Halifax Veterinarian Hospital, Fairview Animal Hospital and Spryfield Animal Hospital take pride in protecting not only your pets, but also you from diseases and illnesses by committing to proactive care. The vaccine risk assessments we administer at our clinics is given only once per a twelve month period, unless your pet has come into contact with lyme disease, lepto or rabies. Upon discovery of these symptoms, you may schedule and come into the clinic to discuss disease risk factors and care.Rabies vaccines are required when travelling to the US and other countries with your pet. Rabies is zoonotic, and can pose a risk to you if your pets are unvaccinated and exposed to the rabies virus.

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DEFENSOR®’s rabies tag

When you take your furry friend into one of our clinics for their DEFENSOR® 3 rabies vaccine, we will now be issuing their new rabies tag. As part of our commitment to proactive care, we will be describe the image issuing these new tags to pet owners to help with the return of your pet, should they go missing. These innovative and industry exclusive tags are designed to make it easy to facilitate the reunion of a lost pet with their loved ones.

These tags are designed with two primary purposes. The front side of the rabies tag has the traditional information normally found on a tag, including our clinic’s address and contact information. On the backside of the tag is an easily scanned (by most smart phones) QR code that links to a profile of your animal online. Once registered, you can include a variety if important information on your pet like: 

  • Your contact information
  • Issuing vet clinic
  • Pet’s name
  • Pet’s breed
  • Pet’s age
  • Pet’s allergies
  • Pertinent medications
  • And any other information you would like to include, such as your pet’sphonerabiestag temperament

If the person who found your pet does not have a smart phone able to scan the QR code, there is also a web link and a unique identification number. By going to the lost pet’s website, this person can type in your pet’s unique identification number and find all the same information found when scanning the QR code.

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