September 29th has been deemed World Rabies Day!
We want to raise awareness on Rabies.
Rabies is a deadly disease that is transferrable to humans. It’s a deadly virus. The most common way it is given to a pet is through a bite wound from another infected animal. It can also be spread through infected body fluids (such as gums or eyes) but this is less common.
This virus affects the nervous system of your pet which is what makes it is so deadly. With VERY few exceptions, death is the only outcome of this virus for pets.
If your dog or cat is an outside pet, they are more at risk. Animals such as skunks, raccoons and bats can carry this disease. They are some of the most common animals with rabies.
There is a way to prevent this disease in the case your pet would get bitten. We carry rabies vaccinations to protect your pet from this disease! This can be a yearly vaccination or you can get a 3-year protective vaccine. This preventative is very important to get not only for your pet, but for your family as well because your pet can pass it on. Rabies poses as a public health threat due to how contagious it is.
If your pet hasn’t received a rabies vaccination, please come to our pet hospital and speak with one of our highly trained veterinarians.