The Importance of Rabies Vaccines

At Tailwaggers Country Inn, we know how your dog can quickly become another member of the family. And, just like the human members of your family, it is important to take care of your pup to be sure he or she has all the medical attention needed to have a happy life full of tailwagging and playful barking. One of the keys to ensuring your dog is in top health is to keep up with his or her rabies vaccinations at your regular vet visits.

World Rabies DayTo protect your family and the public from spreading this disease, vaccination is vital. It is also important to properly train and socialize your pet as well as educating your children on how to best approach a dog to prevent dog bites. To help educate the public about the importance of rabies vaccination in your pets, World Rabies Day was launched in 2007 and is recognized every Sept. 28.

Unfortunately, rabies – a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system – remains a major concern worldwide. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, rabies kills more than 55,000 people every year, with many victims are younger than 15 years old. Plus, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs each year, with 1 in 5 of them requiring medical attention.

Rabies is a viral disease transmitted through saliva from one mammal to another, most commonly through a bite. Your pet can get infected when coming in contact with another dog or animal carrying the virus, which can then be transferred to a human.

With education, canine rabies can be eliminated. Before you book your dog’s stay at Tailwaggers Country Inn, be sure he or she is up-to-date with all the latest vaccinations to prevent the spread of this deadly disease. Your persistence to end rabies will keep you, your family and your pup happy and healthy.

Another way to keep your dog healthy and happy is to treat him or her to a grooming session at Tailwaggers Country Inn. Our full range of doggy spa options, including baths, brushes and nail trimming, will make your pet feel pampered, fresh and clean. Learn about all our different options online now, or call us at 877-774-DOGS to book an appointment today.