Suggestions for Pet Owners Pet owners can do a lot to help prevent rabies infections. Some suggestions for reducing the risk of rabies transmission from pets include the following:
Keep vaccinations current for all dogs, cats, and ferrets. This is important not only to keep your pets from getting rabies, but also to provide a barrier of protection for you, should your pet be bitten by a rabid wild animal.
Do not let pets roam. Keep your pets under direct supervision so they do not come in contact with wild animals. If your pet is bitten by a wild animal, seek veterinary assistance for the animal immediately.
Call your local animal control agency to remove any stray animals from your neighborhood. They may be unvaccinated and could be infected with the disease.
Spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that may not be properly cared for or regularly vaccinated.
We have informed LTHAI's Board Of Directors to adopt a registration of all dogs in our subdivision with the owners showing proof of each dog's rabies vaccine and that each one is current. Such a request will increase the safety of each and every one of us.