Does My Pet have Rabies?

Throughout the Baltimore area you will find many pet lovers. Many residents either own a cat, a dog, or multiples of the two. Depending on where residents live in the county, their pets tend to enjoy time outside either by a walk or spending time in a yard. For the most part, domestic pets are able to live alongside county wildlife without any issue. However, if your cat or dog becomes exposed to rabies through a raccoon or bat, you could have a very dire situation on your hands. Learn the symptoms of rabies in cats and dogs to help save your pets.

Rabies in Cats

Mice have the ability to reproduce very quickly, which makes it so easy for a rodent infestation to begin in your home. A female mouse is able to produce up to ten litters of young in a single year, with a litter consisting of typically six to eight young. However, a mouse could produce up to fourteen babies in one litter. They also have a gestation period of only 19 days, and newborns are able to reproduce their own young after only two months of life. With such a rapid reproduction system, rodents are able to create a large amount of young in a relatively small amount of time, especially if they are undetected by Damascus homeowners.>

Signs of Rodent Infestation

Damascus homeowners should be on the lookout for several signs of rodent infestation in their home. These include:

  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Unusual aggression or shyness
  • Changes in behavior
  • Frothy saliva
  • Dropped jaw
  • Unable to swallow
  • Excessive excitement
  • Constant change in behavior
  • Unable to swallow
  • Seizures
  • Excessive saliva
  • Bark tone
  • Lack of coordination

Rabies in Dogs

Rabies is normally contracted by domestic pets through the saliva of the affected wildlife. It’s typically spread through a bite or saliva entering an open wound. If you believe your pet has been infected with rabies, seek help from a vet immediately. To help protect your pets against rabies, have them vaccinated by your vet. If you suspect wildlife activity in your yard, monitor your pets when they go outside. Never leave them outdoors unattended and keep them on a leash when going on walks. The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle wildlife control situations in the Baltimore area. If wildlife finds a way into your Baltimore home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations.  All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal. To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for wildlife control and removal services for the Baltimore area, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well. Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.   Sources: