Rabies is a disease that affects the brain in mammals. It’s usually passed from animal to animal but it can be passed between animals and humans. Rabies is caused by a virus that is transmitted through saliva. Rabies is fatal if not treated before onset.
Texas State Law requires all cats and dogs to have current rabies vaccinations.
Top 5 animals that can carry rabies
Vaccinate your dogs and cats
Restrain your pets; do not allow them to roam freely in public
Avoid contact with wild animals and unknown dogs and cats
Do not touch sick or injured animals
If your pet is bitten, scratched, or in a fight with any animal, call Animal Control.
The first symptoms of rabies include
Change in personality, depression
Fever and loss of appetite
Advance signs progress within days to nervous system abnormalities such as