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The Risk of Rabies: What Every Pet Owner Should Know

Baby RaccoonAlthough the number of rabies cases in the U.S. among humans has largely been contained, the risk of rabies among animals is still quite real (about 400-500 pets diagnosed annually).

Rabies can be found in every state except Hawaii and can be transmitted to any mammal. Considering it has a nearly always fatal prognosis (>99.9%), learning how to protect your pet is imperative to stopping the spread of this illness. Continue reading