These confirmed cases bring to light that rabies is still a very real threat in our area. The most important thing to remember is that there is a vaccine for the rabies virus, but there is no cure for rabies and it is fatal. The virus is transmitted to pets and people by the bite of an infected animal.
Protect your pets by vaccinating all house pets for rabies. Never leave unsupervised pets outside and report any bites from another animal. If your pet attacks a wild animal, please call our office. Stay away from wild animals, especially if they seem sluggish, overly aggressive or overly friendly. Nocturnal animals seen during the day should also be avoided.
More information about rabies is also available at NJ State Health Department
Please call us at 201-447-6000 if you have any questions and to schedule an appointment.
Thank you for allowing us to care for your pets.
The Doctors and Staff of the
Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital
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