Confrontations with Wildlife
Unfortunately, incidents between pets and wildlife occur every day around the country. If the wild animal is hurt in the attack, follow the protocol outlined previously on page two. If your pet gets bitten or scratched by a wild animal, follow these steps:
1. Use gloves and a hose to wash your petís wounds. Never touch the wounds with bare hands because there may be saliva from a rabid animal present.
2. Call your petís veterinarian immediately, even if the wound does not seem serious.
3. Call an animal control officer to come remove the wild animal if she is still present.
4. Have your pet re-vaccinated immediately, even if he is up to date on vaccinations.
5. If your petís vaccinations are expired, he may need to be held for observation. Animals cannot be treated after they have been infected with rabies, so it is very important to stay up to date on all vaccines.
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