World Rabies Day is September 28th, 2020 and the focus is on vaccination and collaboration. Rabies is a viral disease that causes swelling in the brain of warm-blooded mammals. It can be transmitted by a bite and can cross from a dog to a human. A good idea to keep your pets safe is to vaccinate them!
Read more about this year’s World Rabies Day theme on the Global Alliance for Rabies Control website!
To reduce the risks of contracting rabies, here are some tips:
- Vaccinate your pets against rabies.
- Do not handle wild or stray animals to avoid being bitten.
- Contact your municipal animal control services if you see an animal in your neighbourhood acting strangely.
- Always seek medical attention if you’ve been bitten by a strange animal.ies
- Carefully supervise your pet while in the woods, cottage or any place wild animals may be.
If a strange or wild animal bites your pet, contact your veterinarian immediately to determine if your pet needs medical intervention. The best way to avoid rabies is to vaccinate your pet!
World Rabies Day: What you need to know
PET HEALTH CORNER: Rabies in the 21st Century