World Rabies Day-28 September- Let’s raise awareness together-Animal Behaviour
Most people visualise a rabid animal as a foaming-at-the-mouth and an aggressive dog. However, unexplained paralysis and a change in behaviour are the most typical signs of rabies in animals. For instance, a friendly cat may become very aggressive, a normally playful puppy may become shy and withdrawn, and a nocturnal animal may be out during the day.
Other clinical signs that a rabid animal may or may not exhibit are varied, e.g. not eating, or eating non-food items, pawing at the mouth, appearing to be choking, having difficulty swallowing, chewing a bite wound if present, seizures, abnormal howling, or exhibiting hypersensitivities to touch or sound.
#RabiesEndsHere. Vaccinate your animal by visiting your local veterinarian, state veterinarian or Animal Health Technician (AHT).
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