A Chihuahua named Zsazsa developed a large injection-site fibrosarcoma after a rabies shot. Looking for information, Angel Moran (Zsazsa’s “mom”) e-mailed Kris Christine, Founder of the Rabies Challenge Fund. Below is Angel’s side of their communication. Kris’s beloved dog Meadow also had a mast cell cancer develop directly on the site of his rabies shot 3 months after it was administered, and he died after it metastasized. The Rabies Challenge Fund is a nonprofit group working to prove that the rabies vaccine gives immunity for at least seven years, thus limiting the number of shots a dog has to get. The Fund relies exclusively on donations from pet lovers. Please give if you can.
Angel Moran, writing Sunday, August 30, 2009
Dear Kris: My chihuahua was recently diagnosed with fibrosarcoma. It is at the presumed injection site of her rabies shot. The vet said there is no correlation to her cancer and the injection site but from what I am reading I don’t believe what I am being told. Any studies you have would be greatly appreciated. She developed the lump within 3 months of her booster shot. Read more »