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Veterinarians urge annual exams for pets

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Veterinarians want to make sure your furry loved ones get vaccinated annually.

Certain vaccinations can protect your pets from rabies, which is important, especially if they spend a lot of time outdoors.

Animals including bats, foxes, and raccoons can carry the disease. Outside of vaccinations, they say it's also important to bring in your animals for a yearly exam.

"Even if you have the poodle that never touches the ground and that lives inside the house and is probably never going to be exposed to something like that. The importance is more on the exam, the wellness exam, that way your vet can pick up other potential problems other than just vaccines," notes Steve Whatley of Bush Animal Clinic.

Dr. Whatley says they do often see cases of rabies in and around Albany.

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