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Rabies warning for pet owners

Veterinarians are reminding pet owners to get their furry friends vaccinated after a recent case of rabies in Georgia.

Health officials say a fox in Harris County tested positive for rabies.   Pet owners should get their dogs and cats vaccinated each year.  Veterinarians say it's important to keep the vaccines up to date.

"I you don't have a rabies vaccine and your pet gets bitten by a rabid animal then they have to go under quarantine and they need the rabies vaccine immediately.  And then also, if they ever bite a child or something like that, again, a rabies vaccine is very important," said Dr. Amber Love with Bush Animal Clinic.

There's no treatment for rabies.  Dr. Love says luckily there have been no recent cases of rabies in South Georgia.

 

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