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Did you know that in 2013, nearly 500 domestic animals within the United States contracted the rabies virus, and cats accounted for more than half of these cases.1
If you’re like me, you love your cat’s playful nature; however, a cat’s natural curiosity can put it at risk for rabies infection. Even indoor cats can be exposed to rabies.
The vet’s office may not be a cat’s favorite place, but vaccinations can help give you the peace of mind that he/she is protected.
A few simple tips to make the trip to the vet less painful include:
Get your cat comfortable with the carrier. Bring it out a couple of days before your visit so he/she can explore the new object.
- Give lots of love, praise and treats for playing with carrier. Make it an enjoyable experience.
- Try adding a blanket to the carrier so it’s a comfy environment.
- Find a veterinarian that’s right for you and your pet. Check out the vet finder on www.purevaxpureprotection.com.
- Stay relaxed and keep making the effort.
In recognition of World Rabies Day, Merial, the maker of PUREVAX Feline Rabies vaccines, is encouraging cat owners to ensure that their cats are currently vaccinated against rabies.
You can learn more about rabies by visiting www.purevaxpureprotection.com and playing, Feline Defense, an educational and interactive game.
Learn how to help protect cats like Nixie and Milo from rabies infection.
Merial partnered with bloggers like me for its PUREVAX Pure Protection program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. Merial believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words.
1 Jessie L. Dyer, MSPH; Pamela Yager, BS; et al. Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2013. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2014; 245(10):1111–1123. Available at: http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/full/10.2460/javma.245.10.1111. Accessed September 21, 2015.