What can you do to prevent rabies in cats?

Trending in southern Ontario news over the past 2 days is the discovery of a cat infected with the rabies virus in the Hamilton area. With all the modern efforts and awareness surrounding rabies prevention, the public wants to know how this is happening.  Understanding your risk and learning how to prevent rabies infection is important to preventing rabies in cats, and yourselves. 

If you are concerned about the spread of rabies in your area from wildlife or stray animals, we can help. Contact Hawkeye

Rabies is transmitted through saliva from an infected animal through a bite or exposure to existing open wounds and scratches. Transmission can also happen through contamination and exposure to brain tissue and spinal fluid from a dead animal that has died from rabies. 


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