Feline Infectious Diseases & Vaccinations
Rabies is a fatal infection of the nervous system that attacks all warmâ€‘blooded animals, including humans. Rabies has become synonymous with the image of a vicious dog. Rabies can be transmitted through the bite of an infected animal. Even dogs kept indoors can come in contact with a rabies carrier in a basement, garage, or attic. Because there is no cure for rabies, vaccination is your pet's only protection
Because Rabies is a public health hazard and a personal risk to all pet owners, North Carolina state law requires Rabies vaccination of all dogs and cats. Regulations require the first administration of the vaccine to be performed between 12 and 16 weeks of age. In North Carolina over the last 15 years, every year more cats have been positively diagnosed with rabies than dogs!