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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

Rabies Detected in Michigan- State Officials Urge Residents to Keep Pet Vaccinated

 

Consult with your veterinarian about keeping your pets updated on their rabies vaccinations as several cases have been reported in Michigan.

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...



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