Rabies is an incurable viral disease affects the central nervous system of almost all mammals, including humans. It is spread through contact with the saliva of infected animals (which can include skunks, foxes, raccoons and bats) through bites or any break in the skin. Vaccination will provide your pet with much greater resistance to rabies if he is exposed to the disease, but you must be aware that there is no cure once it occurs. For this reason, dogs and cats over 3 months of age must have either a current Certificate of Vaccination or a current Statement of Exemption issued by a veterinarian for that animal. Unvaccinated animals are a risk to human health, and owners of unvaccinated animals can be subject to fines of over $90 per Plus, you will definitely have to prove that your pet is vaccinated if you ever have to travel with him – whether across the province or around the world.
The idea is that every pet should be vaccinated. If you're worrying about giving your pet a vaccination, Breslau Animal Hospital is here to ease your worries. When you visit our clinic you will find very quickly that our staff is very considerate of your needs. Pets need the specialized attention of a veterinarian. We know that sometimes our clients have difficult questions and we do our best to educate and inform. We want our clients to make informed decisions for their pets.
Please make sure your pets' Rabies vaccination (and other vaccines) are up to date. Viruses and disease are in our own backyards. Keeping your pet protected also keeps you and your family protected. You can trust Breslau Animal Hospital in Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario for rabies vaccinations and vaccinations of all kinds! Give us a call today!