Vaccination for rabies due? Not so fast

  • Updated: April 7, 2012 - 5:18 PM

If Fido's or Fluffy's veterinarian provides a rabies shot and tells you that your pet should return in two years for a booster, make sure you ask how long the vaccine is effective or check your vaccination certificate for that information.

Eighty-nine percent of veterinarians in the state administer a three-year vaccine to dogs and cats, but 39 percent of those re-vaccinate more frequently, according to the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine.

If a veterinarian suggests a different vaccination schedule, it should be based on "credible, scientifically based information" that should be made available for customer review, according to guidelines adopted by the board in February.

Veterinarians should also leave the responsibility of scheduling pets and complying with any ordinances to the customer, the guidelines said.

Adjustable-bed motors recalled due to fire hazard

After receiving 29 complaints of adjustable-bed motors shorting out and overheating, the manufacturer, Leggett & Platt, announced it is offering free in-home repair or a do-it-yourself repair kit.

The 25,200 recalled models have a black or dark gray remote control with one of these brand names: Adjustables by Leggett & Platt, Interflex, American Signature, Sealy, Simmons or Spring Air. View the remotes at www.titaniumrecall.com. For more information call Leggett & Platt at 855-853-3539.

JANE FRIEDMANN

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