September 28th is World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day at Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic

Rabies prevention isn’t just the law, it saves lives!

Texas saw 751 cases of animal in 2016, 15 cases were found right here in Comal county.

The threat of rabies is very real for pets everywhere. In domesticated pets rabies is almost always fatal, this makes rabies prevention for pets crucial. Do you know how to protect your pet from rabies?

Here at Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic of New Braunfels, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to keep your pet safe!

7 Things You Need to Know About Rabies

  1. DO keep your pet’s rabies vaccinations current.
  2. DO NOT feed or water pets outdoors – it may attract wild animals.
  3. DO expect your pet to be quarantined if he or she is bitten by a pet who is not current on the rabies vaccine.
  4. DO NOT let your pet’s rabies vaccine lapse. If your pet is out of date on his or her vaccine and bites another pet, your pet may be quarantined…or euthanized.
  5. DO realize animals with rabies easily transmit rabies to humans.
  6. DO NOT leave your garbage cans uncovered. Trash is appetizing to skunks, raccoons, and other potentially rabid critters.
  7. DO keep cats in mind when considering rabies prevention. The CDC reported 28% more cases of rabid cats than dogs between 2011 and 2015.

Now that you’ve read through our refresher on what you need to know about rabies for Rabies Prevention Day, it’s time to make sure your pet’s vaccine is within compliance.

Keep your pets and your family safe by practicing rabies prevention and using caution around wild or unfamiliar animals.

If your pet needs a vaccination or for more information on rabies prevention, call Chisholm Trail Veterinary Clinic of New Braunfels at 830-620-1100.