-- Cat Rabies --
The word rabies is something that strikes fear into the hearts of many people, especially pet owners, and this is because most people are well aware that this disease is deadly and can have horrific effects on the victim.
Rabies in cats is something that no pet owner ever wants to think about, and thankfully it is something that is rare these days.
With all of the vaccinations that cats now have it is possible to protect them against diseases such as rabies, but it is important to know what the symptoms are in case something does happen. You should bear in mind that if a cat gets bitten by a rabid animal it may not experience any symptoms at all, and could in fact just be a life long carrier. On the other hand, the cat could display some or all of the symptoms of this deadly virus.
Rabies is a disease that will attack the central nervous system, and it eventually spreads to the brain, after which symptoms can develop very quickly. The disease attacks the saliva glands after this point. It is often spread through animal bites, with common carriers including bats, foxes, raccoons, and skunks.
Of course, no cat lover wants their precious pet to go through such a horrific disease, and the thing to remember is that prevention is better than cure. It is possible to get your cat vaccinated against rabies as well as a variety of other diseases, and all responsible pet owners need to ensure that they get their cats to the vets and get them vaccinated every year so that the animal is protected against such horrific diseases.
Your cat will not be happy about being bundled into a cat carrier and whisked off to the vets. Nor will the cat appreciate being jabbed in the neck with a needle once he gets to the vets.
However, when you think about the possible alternative you will realise that this is something that the cat would thank you for if he could.
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