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Did you know that September 28th is World Rabies Day? How familiar are you with the Rabies virus? Listed below is some important information everyone should be aware of regarding this deadly virus.
-Although wild animals can appear cute and cuddly they should never be kept as a pet. This in some cases is illegal, and is very dangerous as wild animals pose a threat of carrying rabies.
-Talk to your children about the threat that handling wild animals may pose. Make sure that they know never to handle unfamiliar animals even if they appear friendly.
-Call your veterinarian to check the vaccination status of your pet.
-Report the bite to the local health unit and animal control authorities.
-Follow directions given from the health unit regarding quarantine/monitoring.
-If overdue for vaccines, once able to-update vaccines.
Legally, all domestic animals require a rabies vaccine. If you need to get your pet vaccinated, give us a call, we’d be happy to help.