Why Your Pet Needs A Rabies Vaccine

Pet Rabies Vaccines

Even if you have pets, chances are you don’t think about rabies much—after all, most dogs and cats are required by law to be vaccinated and because of that, the disease is not as widespread or common as it used to be in the U.S.

However, rabies is still very much a danger: back in November, a kitten found in New Port Richey tested positive for the disease, which has a staggering 99.95% mortality rate if untreated. It’s also highly contagious and zoonotic, which means it can be transmitted from animals to humans. A 6 year-old boy in Orlando just passed away earlier this week after contracting rabies from a bat. If you are ever exposed to an unknown or wild animal, especially bats, please seek medical attention immediately.

Essentials PetCare offers a 1 or 3-year rabies vaccine and veterinarian’s exam for only $33. For an even better value, choose our Full Canine or Feline Vaccine package, which include all recommended core immunizations and start at just $65 for dogs and $62 for cats.

Click here for more information on our vaccine packages, or drop in for vaccinations seven days a week inside the Port Richey Walmart.