Rabies Detected in Michigan- State Officials Urge Residents to Keep Pet Vaccinated
July 13, 2023
Last month in Oakland County, a stray kitten was taken to a veterinary practice for a health examination. Initially, the nine-week old kitten appeared healthy but a few days later, the kitten became lethargic, began vomiting, and developed neurologic symptoms such as tremors and lack of coordination. Rabies was confirmed in the kitten and the animal was humanely euthanized. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's (MDARD) State Veterinarian, Dr. Nora Wineland, DVM, is urging residents to make certain all pets are current on rabies vaccinations.
"While this case is...