Education & Communication: The Keys to Rabies Prevention

Rabies may sound like a disease of the past, but with Canada’s first rabies-related human death since 2012, the fear is very real – and very close. Bats are the most common source of rabies, as the tragic loss of life in British Columbia proved. However, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, foxes, and other mammals can transmit the virus through a single bite. 

Perhaps now more than ever, rabies prevention (in people and pets) is an important endeavor that Summeridge Animal Clinic supports.

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Rabies Vaccination: Nothing to Ignore

Summeridge_iStock_000012852784_LargeIn modern society, more and more of us are questioning traditional care modalities, such as vaccinations. Are they really needed? Are the risks greater than the benefits? Is the disease in question even a real threat?

While we want all of our pet parents to be educated about the vaccines that we recommend for their pets, we also want them to understand that we do not take pet vaccination lightly. Immunizations, especially the rabies vaccination, are more important than ever for our household pets. Continue…