September 28 is World Rabies Day; U.S. vets are educating pet owners about symptoms and the importance of keeping your pets vaccinated against the disease.
Rabies in dogs is a virus that affects the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. This is why vaccinating against rabies is so important for dogs.
More and more dog owners are relying on titer testing to determine if yearly vaccinations are necessary, though it can be controversial.
The vaccine has been around for more than a century, but approximately 189 people die each day from rabies, which is transmitted primarily through the saliva of infected dogs.
Rabies is a fatal, viral disease that attacks the brain and the nerves in your dog, and people as well. Most dogs contract rabies through interaction with infected wildlife, such as raccoons, bats, skunks, coyotes, and possums. While most rabies is transmitted through bites from a rabid animal, it can also be spread through contact […]
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