No dog should suffer from rabies.
The word rabies is derived from the Latin word rabere, meaning “to rave or rage.” This is because an infected animal may appear angry or raging. With the exception of Antarctica, rabies is found on every continent. Louis Pasteur, the French chemist and microbiologist, developed the rabies vaccine and successfully treated a human dog bite victim in 1885. Still, in its 4,000-year history, only a handful of humans have survived rabies once their symptoms become apparent. It still kills tens of thousands of people and, directly and indirectly millions of animals each year, even though, rabies is 100% preventable. It is most commonly spread by the bite of an infected dog, raccoon, bat, skunk, and foxes. Currently, reports of cats being infected is on the rise. One reason for this is many communities don’t require vaccinations for cats.
The Global Alliance for Rabies Control educates people to the risks of not vaccinating. Since their inception, they have educated 182 million people and vaccinated 7.7 million dogs in 150 countries. There are many different events around the world today. You can click here to find a happening near you.
I was contacted by a representative of Bravo Pet Food with information concerning a voluntary recall on select products as a safety procedure. Bravo is already working with retailers to pull flagged products and alert the public. The recall does not affect the particular product that we reviewed. Bravo wants complete transparency in dealing with the recall. If you have any questions, you may contact the company at (866) 922-9222.