Last updated on September 7th, 2023 at 08:52 pm
Rabies is one of the most common dog diseases that potentially lead to mortality.
It affects the dog’s central nervous system and is fatal once symptoms appear.
Rabies is caused by a virus usually transmitted through bites from infected animals, commonly raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes.
Initial signs can mimic general illness, but as the disease advances, dogs may:
- Become aggressive
- Show hypersensitivity to stimuli
- Experience paralysis
Vaccination is not only a legal requirement in many places but also a critical preventive measure.
However, once clinical symptoms appear, rabies is often fatal.