The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reports that in 2014, there were 92 confirmed cases of rabies in animals - bats, skunks, foxes, dogs and other warm-blooded animals - mostly in Saskatchewan and Ontario. Bats in Ontario made up about 1/5 of all animal rabies cases. The vast majority of people who become infected are bitten or scratched by an animal, with the face and upper body being the riskiest areas. The risk of children becoming infected is estimated to be four times higher than that of adults.
According to the Public Health Agency, almost all cases of clinical rabies (that is, when symptoms start to show) are fatal.
If you get bitten by any animal it’s “extremely important” to seek medical attention immediately and contact public health officials to get advice on treatment.
For the month of September when you book your pet's annual receive 50% off a rabies vaccination!