Rabies is a viral disease that is transmissible between animals and humans. Wildlife, cats, and dogs are what people think of first when worrying about rabies exposure, but rabies is also a problem for horses and cows, too.
Rabies is a disease that is out there. Prevention by vaccination is easy. In unvaccinated animals and people, it is a fatal disease. While there have been a few reports of recovery after infection, there is no known "cure" for rabies at this time.
Rabies vaccination is required by law for dogs and cats in the United States. While most people are aware of the need for this vaccine, when and how often to vaccinate animals for rabies may be confusing.
Rabies vaccination protocols
Learn about one-year and three-year rabies vaccinations in this new FAQ.
Photo: Rabies vaccine and syringe © Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVM