World Rabies Day

Apple Valley Veterinarians joins other health organizations and veterinarian care facilities across the globe to celebrate World Rabies Day. September 28 has been designated as part of an effort to increase rabies awareness month and the importance of pet vaccinations. Serving Southington Hartford CT and the surrounding areas including the neighborhood of Plantsville, we are dedicated to protecting the health of your furry friend as well as the community at large.

Rabies Education in Southington, CT

At Apple Valley Veterinarians, we want to inform people about the importance of having your pets vaccinated against this fatal disease. Even if your cat is an indoor-only kitty or your dog is only outside while on a leash, the unexpected could occur. The last thing that you want to happen is for your kitty to get out of your home unexpectedly and to come across a wild animal that is infected with the rabies virus. Similarly, if your dog accidentally pulls away from you while you are taking a walk, there is a possibility of them being exposed to rabies.

In the United States, rabies is most often present in wildlife. Skunks, raccoons, foxes and bats are some of the most commonly seen wild animals that have rabies. With an aggressive vaccination plan, the incidence of canine rabies has been sharply reduced. To protect your pets as well as the people in your household and the community, it is important to visit us on a regular basis to have your pet’s general health assessed and to keep their rabies vaccinations current.

We encourage you to contact our office at 860-628-9635 for an appointment to get your pet updated on his or her rabies vaccinations. Apple Valley Veterinarians offers convenient appointments so that you have peace of mind about the health of your pet.

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