World Rabies Day is September 28th

World Rabies Day at Sun Dog Cat Moon

Today is World Rabies Day. Do you know how to protect your pets and family from rabies?

Rabies may seem like a concern of the past, however, Charleston County experienced a possible rabies infection between an animal and human just last year.

In observance of World Rabies Day, Sun Dog Cat Moon Veterinary Clinic would like to share some rabies prevention tips to keep our patients safe!

Rabies Prevention from Sun Dog Cat Moon Veterinary Clinic

  1. Rabies is 99% Fatal and 100% Preventable.
  2. Rabies is fatal with very few exceptions. By the time rabies is transmitted by a bite or contact with a bodily fluid, it is already too late. The only way to truly save your pets from rabies is to make sure they have had the rabies vaccine and timely boosters.

  3. Wild animals may have rabies.
  4. The main culprits behind dogs and cats with rabies are bats, skunks, or raccoons with rabies. Protect your pets from coming in contact with these animals by ensuring your trashcans are covered and by keeping all pet food indoors where it cannot be scavenged by wildlife.

  5. Vaccines need maintenance.
  6. Having your dog or cat vaccinated one time won’t cut it. For your pet to continually be protected from rabies, your pet needs occasional vaccination for continued protection. Our veterinarians will let you know when your pet’s next vaccine is recommended. It may not be for years, but you won’t want to miss it.

Do you know when your pet is due for his or her next rabies vaccine? Call Sun Dog Cat Moon Veterinary Clinic to schedule your pet’s next examination and rabies vaccine. 843-437-0063

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