Vaccination: Ensure your pet is up-to-date on rabies vaccinations. This is the most effective way to protect them and reduce the risk of transmission to you.
Leash and Supervision: Always keep your pet on a leash when outside and supervise their interactions with wildlife to prevent potential exposure to rabid animals.
Avoid Strays: Avoid contact with stray or wild animals, especially if your pet is not vaccinated. Report any unusual animal behavior to local animal control.
Spaying/Neutering: Spaying or neutering your pet can reduce their desire to roam, which can lower the risk of encounters with rabid animals.
Prompt Treatment: If you or your pet are bitten or scratched by an unknown or potentially rabid animal, seek medical or veterinary attention immediately.