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How to Spot a Rabid Animal


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Rabid animals are dangerous. Know the signs.

Rabies is a serious problem and it is essential for you to be able to see the signs of an animal having rabies. Your animals and family members could be at risk due to recent reports of rabid animals in Howard County. There were two reported patients that did, in fact, contract the disease from a raccoon in the area. So, are you ready to learn more about how to spot a rabid animal? Let’s do it.

Aggression isn’t the only sign of a rabid animal.

Rabies can take a long time to actually show symptoms, so if you get bitten by a wild animal, you should head to the doctor regardless of symptoms. The same is true for your pets. When symptoms begin to appear, your time is seriously running out and you need to go to the emergency room. A pet will have 4 to 5 days after showing symptoms to live, so stay vigilant. Some of the symptoms of rabies are aggression, a lack of fear, a craving to eat things whether they are edible or not, restlessness, seizures, and trembling or muscle incoordination. Some animals will become highly aggressive and others will become virtually non-responsive. Keep an eye on your animals while they are outside and check them for bites when they come in. It’s a quick, life-saving check.

Need help with rabid animals in your neck of the woods? We are here to help.

Call Shumaker Animal Control. Shumaker Animal Control is a twenty-five year veteran of the animal control profession and knows how to detect and properly remove all sorts of from your Maryland property. We can also fill any burrows made by groundhogs to keep them out and guarantee against them chewing back through it. Foxes, squirrels, raccoons, mice, and bats can also be dealt with easily.

If you think you have a rabid animal on your property please call immediately. This animal could pose a serious danger to your family and your pets.

If you have any questions about animal removal, contact Shumaker Animal Control by calling (443) 854-8072 or click here today!

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