To read more from WLOS about the confirmed case of rabies and how to protect your pets from rabies: Buncombe Health & Human Services: With confirmed rabies in Asheville, get pets vaccinated
Rabies can be a serious problem for you and your pet if you let your pet’s rabies vaccination go past the expiration date. If your pet’s rabies vaccination has expired and your pet comes in contact with a wild animal, the law states that your pet must either be quarantined for 6 months in an approved facility (you are not allowed to visit) or your pet must be euthanized. This is the law. Please read the important articles below about rabies, and never let your pet’s protection from rabies lapse. Keep vaccinations current! Also, if your pet is current on rabies vaccination, but comes in contact with a wild animal or is possibly exposed to rabies, he or she is required by law to have a rabies booster vaccination within 5 days. Rabies is a deadly and incurable disease, and the rabies vaccines we use are very safe. The booster vaccine helps the immune system respond better to a possible exposure. Don’t risk your pet’s life or your life by skipping this step!
Do not hesitate to update your pet’s rabies vaccination by calling Animal Hospital of North Asheville at 828-253-3393.
For more information on rabies, your pet, and NC State Law please visit:
- Important Information About Rabies - Rabies Fact Sheet for North Carolina
- A Safer Three Year Rabies Vaccine Now Available For Cats
- Stages Of Rabies
- Our Recommendations For Maintaining The Health Of Your Adult Feline Companion And Reducing Disease Transmission To Humans
- AHNA Recommendations for Keeping Your Dog Healthy and Avoiding Parasite Transmission to Humans