Canine Rabies

Rabies

Rabies is a viral infection of the central nervous system that can affect all mammals, including humans, and is 100% fatal if left untreated. It is transmitted from animal-to-animal or from animal-to-human primarily through the bite of an infected animal. Rabies virus travels in the nerves from the site of the bite to the brain and spinal cord.  Rabid animals undergo personality changes during the course of the disease; these changes may include aggression and biting or, conversely, increased friendliness and affectionateness. Other symptoms may include fever, seizures, paralysis, hydrophobia (fear of water), lack of coordination, excessive excitability, and excessive salivation or foaming at the mouth. Once clinical signs of rabies appear, treatment is not effective and the disease is fatal.

Prevention

Canine Rabies Vaccine

Protection Against:

  • Canine Rabies

Minimum Age:

12-16 weeks

Recommended protocol:

12-14 Weeks: First rabies vaccination.

Rabies vaccine needs to be boosted within 1-9 months of the first vaccination

The easiest is to just give a booster a month later or at the same time you sterilise your pet or to boost all the vaccines 9 months after the rabies vaccine – your pet is about 1 year old then.

Rabies Vaccinations are Crucial!

Vaccination of dogs against the rabies virus is required by law in nearly every state. Even where it is not required by state law, most cities and counties have passed their own rabies vaccine requirements. Rabies vaccination of cats is not always required by law, but all cats should still be vaccinated.

From: VIP Petcare

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