Our area require dogs and cats to be vaccinated against rabies. These laws help protect both pets and people from this deadly disease. Blue Ridge Veterinary Services recommends other species, such as horses, goats, cattle, ferrets, etc be vaccinated against Rabies to protect them and their caregivers as well.
Because of rabies laws, control and prevention programs, and pet owners’ cooperation, domesticated pets in North America rarely become infected with this disease. By keeping your pet up-to-date on his or her rabies vaccination, not only are you protecting your pet, but you’re also helping to eradicate rabies from the pet population in your community.