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Is a Current Rabies Vaccination “Enough” to Protect Dogs Exposed to Rabies?

Via a daily news brief of veterinary-related news, I learned of 12 dogs in Mooresville, North Carolina, who were put down after one of them — a puppy — contracted rabies. Many people were also exposed at a recent fish fry and are receiving treatment. The case raised a critical question: Is a current rabies vaccination “enough” to protect dogs exposed to rabies?

I’d always thought the answer was YES. Apparently, the reality is more complicated.

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Newsworthy: Shine a Light on a Shelter – $10K Grant

Our friends at Be the Change for Animals have designated today, July 23, 2012, as “Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue.” We missed the chance to take part officially in the hoopla with a post on July 15, but we’re playing along anyway with news of a Shine a Light on a Shelter $10,000 grant for one lucky animal shelter / rescue group (from Purina ONE Beyond and GOOD magazine). Nominate your fav! Details and deadlines below.

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