Most people recognize that rabies is a disease, but what else do you know about it? World Rabies Day was created in 2007 to educate individuals about the disease itself, highlight progress into eliminating it, and encourage everyone to take precautions and preventions to avoid cases altogether. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), in 2016 there were more than 4,900 reported cases of animal rabies in the United States. Rabies infects both domestic and wild animals and is spread to humans through bites, saliva, and scratches. Rabies affects the nervous system and there is no specific treatment for rabies. Just one shot annually can prevent your pets from this terrible disease and keep you and your family safe as well. Call us today if your pet is behind on their vaccines. Play your part in extinguishing rabies for good!