What is the rabies risk for my pet?
Any animal bitten or scratched by either a wild, carnivorous mammal or a bat that is not available for testing should be regarded as having been exposed to rabies.
Unvaccinated dogs, cats, and ferrets exposed to a rabid animal should be euthanized immediately. If the owner is unwilling to have this done, the animal should be placed in strict isolation for 6 months and vaccinated 1 month before being released.
To learn more, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/pets/index.html
FOX CONFIRMED POSITIVE FOR RABIES
Where: 2000 BLOCK OF WEBER ROAD, LANSDALE, PA 19446
Anyone that has been bitten or scratched by, or had saliva exposure to a skunk must receive treatment to prevent this fatal disease. If you and your pet were in Montgomery County recently or if you, someone in your household, or any of your pets have possibly had contact with a skunk or any other stray or wild animal, immediately call the Montgomery County Health Department, Division of Communicable Disease Control at (610) 278-5117.
September 28 is an opportunity for people around the world to unite in rabies prevention.
Every year hundreds of thousands of people like you organize and take part World Rabies Day. All over the world people take part in local, regional and national events, held to raise awareness about and/or prevent the spread of rabies.
Please help us spread the word and make sure you are current on you pet’s rabies shots!
Dogs & Cats must be vaccinated for rabies as required by Pennsylvania law. Vaccinations are a critical part of preventive care for your pet. Vaccines protect our pets from many diseases including rabies, distemper and Lyme disease. Each dog and cat is different, so our veterinarians develop custom vaccinations plans for each pet. Our veterinarians will determine which vaccinations your pet needs and how often they will be administered.
For more information about our vaccines, go to our vaccine page at https://communityvet.wpengine.com/preventative_healthcare/vaccinations
or call to schedule an appointment 717.652.1270