Tag Archives: rabies

Vaccine Q & A

Judy Schroeder, DVM   November 5, 2014   Comments Off on Vaccine Q & A
vaccination of a puppy

Why Do We Vaccinate? Vaccines provide protection to a large number of individuals in a population, thereby preventing spread and reducing severity of disease. Vaccines have proven to be highly effective in the control of animal diseases such as rabies, parvo-viral infection, and canine and feline distemper. Shortly after puppies and kittens are born, they receive concentrated antibodies in “colostrum”… Read more »

Rabies Vaccinations, Fragmentation of Services, and Your Pet

Jim Johnson   July 24, 2013   Comments Off on Rabies Vaccinations, Fragmentation of Services, and Your Pet
Good girls get vaccinated

Today I’d like to write about how changes in the veterinary business have lead to changes in the way we approach rabies vaccination. In the past few years, veterinarians have seen a lot of changes in the business. One of the biggest factors affecting our business is called fragmentation of services. It used to be that people came to their… Read more »

Rabid Bat found in Eugene

Jim Johnson   September 21, 2012   Comments Off on Rabid Bat found in Eugene
A bat, which could carry rabies

The 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… Read more »

Recent Rabies Incident in Oregon

Judy Schroeder, DVM   June 19, 2012   Comments Off on Recent Rabies Incident in Oregon

A Gaston, Oregon woman was bitten by a rabid bat early this month. She was removing it from her dog’s mouth! Fortunately, the bat was available for testing and her dog was current on its rabies vaccine. The woman is receiving treatment and the dog is under a 45 day quarantine. http://www.kgw.com/news/local/159007745.html    

My pet caught a bat!

Jim Johnson   June 16, 2012   Comments Off on My pet caught a bat!

Q) What should I do if my pet catches a bat? A) Under normal circumstances, bats are harmless, beneficial animals that should be left alone. However, bats are the most common carrier of rabies in Oregon. If a bat is brought home by your cat or dog, it is best to have it tested for rabies. This service is available… Read more »