There are two types of exposure to the
Bite. An animal bite occurs any time your skin has
been penetrated by the teeth of an animal. The location of the bite does not
change the need for treatment.
Nonbite. Nonbite exposures (which occur when an open
cut in the skin or mucous membrane is exposed to the rabies virus) rarely lead
to rabies but will need treatment.
Having contact with blood, urine, or droppings (feces) from a rabid
animal does not transmit the rabies virus, so no
treatment is needed. But you should always avoid touching or handling wild
mammals, especially bats, because of the small chance of a nonbite exposure to
the rabies virus. If a bat is found in a room with a sleeping or unconscious
person, contact a doctor immediately even
if there is no sign of a bite. Children should also be taught to avoid bats and
other wild animals whenever possible.
some pet parents, a trip’s no fun if the four-legged members of the family
can’t come. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your animal
companions. With thoughtful preparation, you can ensure a safe and comfortable
trip for everyone.
Planning a road trip? Traveling with a pet involves more than
just loading the animal in the back seat and motoring off-especially if you
will be driving long distances or plan to be away for a long time. The ASPCA
offers the following...