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How to judge if the dog has the rabies?

Although rabies is terrible, we should know that even with so many dogs around us, the incidence of rabies is quite low. This is because the incidence probability of rabies itself is not very high, plus now many owners will inject rabies vaccine for their dogs, thus more effectively prevent the occurrence of the disease. But we are still concerned when we see dogs with similar symptoms, so the possibility of judging whether dogs have rabies is of interest to many owners. Dogs that are not bitten or vaccinated regularly are rarely infected with rabies.


Transmission routes of rabies:

Above all we should make clear hydrophobic it is the saliva that suffers hydrophobic animal (or nerve tissue) in hydrophobic dog virus, enter the human body through the wound that bite or mucous membrane make the person is infected. The main route of infection is through bites, with few scratches. Dog gets hydrophobic also be infected by the animal that suffers hydrophobic, the pet that never was bitten by other sick animals so, won’t infect hydrophobically. In the urban community that did not produce rabies for a long time, as long as the owner is responsible for animal management is very good, will not infect rabies commonly.

How is rabies caused?

Dog spreads hydrophobic basically be to bite to cause, scratch is done not bleed slightly or shallow surface scratch injured, can besmear 2.5% iodine locally. In addition to immediate flushing, those with more bleeding from severe scratches should go to the hospital.

Healthy dogs do not carry rabies. In addition to changes in appearance, the animal with rabies may have a matte coat, a dirty appearance, drooling, and abnormal behavior. It is easy to observe when a tame animal becomes aggressive and when a clingy animal becomes detached from a human being. Animals with confirmed or suspected rabies only need to be treated for exposure if they scratch or lick their fur or mucous membranes.

Petting a rabid dog or cat or touching its blood, urine or feces is not a threat and no precautions need to be taken. Rabies virus inactivated rapidly in the environment, so far there is no confirmed contact with animal saliva pollutants, contaminated food or drinking water to infect the case of rabies. Rabies is not transmitted through the air, even if you have close contact with stray or rabid dogs.


Dog rabies risk:

1 Generally in the larger city of the dog will be injected with rabies vaccine, so the probability of rabies is relatively low.

2. The origin of the dog is very clear, and the dog is kept at home, the disease is unlikely.

3. The dog has never come into contact with a dog suspected of rabies or been bitten by a dog of unknown origin.

4. The dog shows no signs of illness or abnormal behavior and is bitten for a reason, such as pulling, teasing, animal feeding, or being hurt.

5. The Centers for Disease Control has informed that rabies has not occurred in the area in recent years.

In general, dogs that meet the above criteria have a low risk of disease, which is further reduced by the fact that the vaccine works better in dogs and there are fewer bites. So if we find that the dog has related symptoms, we can first go to the hospital to check whether it is caused by other diseases. But if the dog does have rabies, it must be quarantined and euthanized if necessary and if the owner does not want to see the dog in pain.