Rabies is nearly untreatable once symptoms begin despite all the resources of modern medicine; it is important to take its threat seriously. It is because of rabies that most municipalities have pet licensing requirements to ensure that the community’s dogs and cats are vaccinated…each State and County and Parish may be different.

The most common wildlife species to spread rabies to domestic animals and humans in the Northern Hemisphere are the skunk, bat, raccoon, fox, and coyote. Wildlife (especially bats) are able to gain access to indoor areas where they can come in close contact with both pets and people.

Rabies vaccination protocols are typically controlled by municipal regulations. Most communities legally require vaccination of all dogs and cats. As of right now, once the pet is an adult Caddo and Bossier Parish’s accept and 1 or 3 year vaccination.