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Rabies in Cats: An Overview

Rabies is a severe, invariably fatal viral infection of the nervous system which can affect all warm-blooded animals, including humans. The medical term for the effects of a rabies infection is polioencephalitis.The clinical signs of rabies can be quite variable, and atypical presentations are often more common than typical ones. The constellation of clinical signs in what is called the “prodromal” or early form of rabies can include attitude and behavioral changes (becoming more solitary,

Causes of Rabies

Rabies is transmitted through saliva - primarily via bite wounds. But it can also be spread by infected saliva entering an open cut or wound, or contacting a mucous membrane, such as those in the mouth, nasal cavity or eyes.When the virus enters the animal's body, it spreads through the nerves to reach the brain. Once it's in the brain it multiplies quickly, and that's when clinical signs appear. The virus then moves from the

Preventing Rabies in Cats

Keep vaccinations up to date for all dogs, cats, and ferrets. This requirement is important not only to keep your pets from getting rabies, but also to provide a barrier of protection for you, if your animal is bitten by a rabid wild animal. 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


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