$12 Rabies Vaccinations April 24th - May 6th
To help our clients and Cleveland community, Appalachian Animal Clinic is offering a discounted Rabies Clinic from April 24th - May 6th. Cats and dogs can receive their rabies vaccination for only $12. No appointment needed, no veterinary exam fee applied.
Rabies vaccinations are REQUIRED by Tennessee state law for all pets. There have been TWO confirmed cases of rabies in Georgia, one less than 30 miles from Cleveland!
Do not let your pets lapse on their vaccines for their safety as well as yours.
To discourage wildlife from coming onto your property, do not store pet food outdoors and keep bowls inside when not in use. As a safety precaution, keep watch on your pets while outside.
If a human is bitten by an animal or pet believed to have rabies, seek medical attention at a hospital immediately for a rabies test and vaccine. If the rabies test is positive, the case will be reported to the county health department.
Rabies is a deadly viral disease that infects the brain and spinal cord of mammals. The virus is spread from exposure to saliva or nervous tissue from an infected animal, usually through a bite. Scratches or saliva contact with a mucous membrane are also considered as exposure risks. Rabies is preventable if proper treatment is given before symptoms occur, but is fatal once symptoms are present.
For more information on rabies visit Tennessee Department of Public Health or the Centers for Disease Control.