Rabid Bat found in Eugene

Jim Johnson   September 21, 2012   Comments Off on Rabid Bat found in Eugene

A bat, which could carry rabiesThe Register-Guard reported this morning that a bat recently killed by a Eugene cat tested positive for rabies. The full article is here.

This is not really news but it serves as an important reminder: cats need to be vaccinated for rabies too! The state requires that dags be vaccinated for rabies, but unfortunately does not have the same requirement for cats, which is a shame, because cats are just as much as risk for rabies as dogs are, especially considering their penchant for killing small flying creatures.

If your cat has not been vaccinated for rabies, or if the vaccination was done more than a year ago, please call us and schedule you appointment today. For more information on rabies in bats, visit the CDC’s website.