May you not know rabies and may you only know health ! Naturally , it is a little less convenient and ideal to delve into the conversation about diseases , especially about those that you may also be infected with . Still , at ” Animal Center ” we believe that awareness may prevent infection and therefore we find such discourse appropriate and important .
So without further ado : here are 5 things you must know about rabies .
1 . did you know There is a rabies vaccine ( and it is mandatory to give it )
We start the list of things that are very important to know about rabies on an optimistic note : there is a vaccine for rabies . This is the stage where you can take a breath and breathe easy , since the meaning of making sure to give the vaccine is to prevent infection .
Unlike other preventive treatments that you can decide whether or not to give , such as the hexavalent vaccine , the rabies vaccine is mandatory by law and must be given once a year .
It is important to remember – rabies is an incurable fatal disease in both pets and humans .
2 . The truth is that it is not really difficult to get infected with rabies
The purpose of the title is not to cause unnecessary panic , but to make you aware . Unvaccinated animals and wild animals roam the streets , amusement parks , parks and dog parks . _ _ _ And so , an innocent game between dogs may end in infection with rabies .
Therefore , it is necessary to take care to give the vaccine on time (!) and as often as required by law : once a year .
For your information – rabies can be transmitted to us and our pets by a bite ( through the saliva ) and rarely by a scratch .
3 . Flu symptoms , diagnosis of rabies . _
As we know , humans can also be infected with rabies . Hence , perhaps the question that preoccupies you ( and probably also bothers you a bit ), is what are the typical symptoms of the disease ?
It can be safely said that the symptoms resemble those typical of the flu : fever , muscle aches , tremors and weakness . Therefore , if there is a real fear of contracting the disease ( after being bitten or scratched by an animal you don’t know , for example ), contact your family doctor immediately for tests , a diagnosis and treatment if necessary , and if you know the identity of the biting animal such as a dog , jackal , cat , etc. , it is your duty to report it to the municipal veterinarian .
Animals that contract the disease tend to become very aggressive , but there are also those that tend to isolate themselves and gather within themselves .
4 . And what does rabies ” look like ” in animals ?
In two words : behavioral change . It is about the symptom that it is important to be aware of and above all not to ignore . Animals that are infected with the disease tend to become very aggressive ( this symptom , in the initial stage of the disease , will be particularly noticeable especially in animals with a quiet and gentle nature ), but There are also those who tend to isolate themselves and gather within themselves .
In addition , signs such as increased salivation , lack of fear , a tendency to bite anything – even objects , dilated pupils , a change in the sound of the voice and barking , etc. , can indicate a suspicion of rabies .
In any case of suspicion of these signs , do not turn a blind eye and go to the municipal veterinarian to report .
5 . The rabies vaccine is included in our annual health subscription
We started with an optimistic tone and we will also end with it : in order to make it easier for you financially , to provide the necessary treatments for your dog , we have created for you an ” annual health plan subscription – Pet Shield “, which includes all the basic mandatory vaccinations .
With your joining , you will receive a host of benefits and discounts , as well as peace of mind knowing that all of your dog ‘s medical and health needs will be met appropriately and with precise timing .