Tag Archives: rabies

World Rabies Day 2016

“Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate.” is the theme for World Rabies Day 2016. American pet owners’ familiarity with rabies is limited to vaccinations administered in the veterinarian’s office and a number of horror films featuring rabid animals. To those living in less developed countries, rabies is a daily threat. Educate The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates one

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Veterinary Research: A Year in Review

Veterinary research results in new treatments, procedures and tests leading to improved pet healthcare. For the first blog of 2016, Fur the Love of Pets will review some of the research published in 2015 which has had a positive impact on the care of dogs and cats. Rabies Vaccination While it is important to keep both

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Should You Vaccinate Your Indoor Cat?

A cat prepares to be vaccinated

I suspect this is a question every veterinarian is asked at least once a day and I also suspect there are many cat families with this question in their minds as well. Research shows the average cat sees their veterinarian less than once a year, suggesting that some cat owners have answered the question without the

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#EndRabiesTogether

September 28, 2015 is World Rabies Day. Rabies is a viral disease found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. Any warm blooded animal, including humans, can contract the disease through a bite from an infected animal.  Mammals have the greatest susceptibility to rabies, and topping the list of animals serving as vectors for the transmission of

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Rabies: An Ancient Disease, Still Important Today

Rabies is an ancient and universally feared disease. The first known description of rabies occurred before 2300 BC in Egypt. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, wrote about rabies around 350 BC. Louis Pasteur developed the first successful rabies vaccine in the late 1800s and widespread vaccination programs have greatly decreased rabies in domestic animals; although wild

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