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5 Reasons Your Pet Must Receive the Rabies Vaccine

One of my neighbors was going for a walk last week when a large, scruffy, very pregnant dog came out of nowhere and bit her leg. She reported the incident to Animal Control and warned her neighbors, who compared notes to see if they could determine where the dog lived. There were conflicting reports: “She… Read more »

Why Indoor Pets Should Be Vaccinated for Rabies

All mammals, including bats and humans, can contract rabies through a bite or contact with saliva from a rabies-infected animal (alive or dead). Unfortunately, bat bites in humans can be tiny and often go undetected. Bat Facts According to the Washington State Department of Health, the incidence of rabies in wild bats in Washington is… Read more »

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