Tag Archives: vaccine

Cautionary Tales of Rabies Encounters in New York City

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World Rabies Day is September 28th. Canine rabies was a major topic for veterinarians in 2021 due to a canine travel ban issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) after they discovered rabies in dogs imported with fraudulent rabies certificates. The restrictions have been somewhat loosened, but they still require scrolling through several pages

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Does a titer test mean my pet doesn’t need vaccines?

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I just finished reading Splendid Solution about Dr. Jonas Salk’s quest to develop a polio vaccine in the years following World War II. The vaccine’s development was considered a medical miracle, protecting children worldwide against polio, a crippling disease that left millions of healthy children dependent on braces and iron lungs. Today, the public is

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Distemper in Pets: What You Need to Know

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This week, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a veterinary alert about canine distemper virus infections in Central Park raccoons and both Fox 5 News and ABC 7 News visited Animal Medical Center to talk about the story. An alert from the Health Department about sick raccoons dying from a

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World Rabies Day 2017: Zero By 30

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September 28th is the annual celebration of World Rabies Day. Promoted by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, this day raises rabies awareness. In 2017, the theme “Rabies: Zero By 30,” highlights a common goal of eliminating human deaths from canine rabies by 2030, an agreement supported by the World Health Organization, World Organization for

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Should the Government Regulate Cats?

This question is a rhetorical one – state, federal, and local governments already regulate several aspects of your cat’s care. And there are good reasons for the government to do so. U.S. regulations Rabies is a fatal disease, easily prevented by vaccination. Governments want to protect the health of their citizens and thus require cats

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