Cats, dogs, and ferrets should receive their first
rabies vaccination at the age of 3 months and their
second vaccination at the age of 1 year. After the second vaccination, the need
for revaccination of cats and dogs is determined by the type of vaccine used,
the number of rabies cases in your local area, and according to state
Annual vaccination may be needed in areas with a
high incidence of rabies.
Vaccination every 3 years may be needed
in areas with a low incidence of rabies.
Ferrets should be
vaccinated every year.
Check with your veterinarian for the rabies vaccination schedule in
you frequently hike or otherwise enjoy the great outdoors with your pet, please
take care to prevent painful encounters with snakes. Bites occur most often in
between March and October when snakes are most active. According to the ASPCA
Animal Poison Control Center (APCC), a snake bite is always considered an
emergency-a venomous snake bite can be fatal if not treated immediately, and
even a bite from a nonvenomous snake can be dangerous for your pets.