Rabies is an intense and possibly fatal disease, but it also can be preventable. In many countries outside of the United States, dogs are the ones that commonly carry this disease and it is how most rabies deaths happen.
Now in the United States, there are a wide range of animals to look out for that may be carrying this disease. Raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes are just some that commonly carry rabies. Luckily these are also just some of the animals that we at Shumaker Animal Control take care of in a humane way.
The rabies virus is dangerous to the body as it attacks the central nervous system. Without proper medical care, when the brain is eventually exposed to the disease, it can be fatal.
Some things to remember about rabies:
- Not just with rabies, but with any animal bite, you should immediately wash it out with water and soap. It is also wise to visit a doctor as soon as possible to get it checked out and avoid any other symptoms.
- For the most part, rabies usually come from an animal bite. There are other diseases that may come from urine or droppings, but a bite is most common for rabies.
- If concerned about whether you have gotten the rabies disease, you should note any symptoms you might feel after. Usually they are flu-like symptoms that are the first to show up. Detecting this as soon as possible would be your best bet in fighting a potential exposure to the disease.
If you think you have encountered animals with rabies, call the experts at Shumaker Animal Control to deal with the problem for you. Our experienced team will take care of the problem in a timely manner, ensuring that your home and pets are not in any danger.
At Shumaker Animal Control, we are a family-owned business who cares about the safety of you and your family but also about the well-being of the animals themselves. All of our trapping and control methods are humane, as we never try to hurt the angry or scared animal.