Rabies From Pet Dogs
Rosemary Black (Black, 2015)
Black, R. (2015, 4 20). www.everydayhealth.com. Retrieved from Rabies From Pet Dogs: https://www.everydayhealth.com/pictures/10-diseases-your-pets-could-give-you/#09
Typically, this dreaded disease is found in infected wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. Carried in saliva, rabies can be transmitted to your dog if he goes outside and gets into a tussle with an infected animal. If he’s bitten by the infected animal, he can get rabies. “And anyone who thinks their pet can’t get it is wrong,” Nelson says. If you are bitten by an animal and it’s unknown whether or not he’s had the rabies vaccine, you may need to get the series of rabies shots. Surviving rabies is rare once a person develops symptoms: flu-like illness, delirium, and hallucinations, according to the CDC.
Prevention Tips: The best way to prevent this illness, which is virtually always fatal in humans, is to have your pet vaccinated regularly against rabies.