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What is the rabies virus?

Rabies is a deadly disease that is very contagious to all warm-blooded animals and humans. It is most often transmitted through a bite wound. The virus then affects the nerves, the brain and spinal cord, resulting in a fatality within 10 days of reaching the brain. 

There is protection from the Rabies virus through vaccination of your pets. The vaccine is available for young pets about the age of 6 months and is given yearly – although specific vaccines can be administered once every three years, if you choose that option. At any rate, the Rabies vaccination is most often required by law depending on where you live – to protect your pet as well as those in close contact with it.

 

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