Rabies is a dangerous disease that can be transmitted to animals and people alike via the bite of an infected animal.
To help prevent spreading the disease, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests:
- Schedule regular visits with a veterinarian to make sure your pet is up to date on the rabies vaccine.
- Make sure pets are always under your control. If possible, keep dogs, cats, ferrets and other pets indoors.
- If you spot a stray animal in your neighborhood, call animal control.
- Spay or neuter your pet to help reduce the unwanted pet population.