This is just a reminder why we vaccinate our dogs and cats for Rabies. It is not just protection for your pet, it is also protection for YOU and the public. Requirements in every county and in every state vary. In Maricopa County, in Arizona, it is a requirement to vaccinate your dog(s) for Rabies and to maintain an annual license. It is not a requirement for cats, but it is still highly recommended. In the last five years (including 2018) in Arizona alone (including Maricopa County), there has been several reported and confirmed rabies cases in foxes, coyotes, bobcats, skunks, and over 80 cases in bats. Any animal can become infected with rabies….there is NO treatment for non-vaccinated pets. Euthanasia is required in any suspect non-vaccinated pet. Treatment in people is only effective when started immediately. PLEASE remember to vaccinate your dog(s) and/or cat(s) for Rabies…..it is important!
A bit of light reading on #Rabies. #WSUCVM #EndRabies #ZeroBy30