Rabies COMAR Information
Rabies Clinics & Overview
The Health Department offers rabies vaccination clinics for cats, dogs and ferrets 3 months of age and older.
2013 Health Department Rabies Clinics
For Animal Control Rabies Clinics visit:
For Humane Society Rabies Clinics and Microchiping information visit:
Humane Society Clinics
Rabies is a virus that can affect both domesticated and non-domesticated animals. Amphibians, Reptiles and Birds do not carry rabies, nor can they get it.
The rabies virus is transmitted via the saliva of the affected animal.
Signs of a potentially rabid animal may include but are not limited to: a nocturnal animal out during daylight, paralysis, staggering, overfriendliness, aggressiveness, drooling, seizures and death.
Some animals such as dogs, cows, and goats may show signs of depression and self-mutilation.
If you or your pet has been exposed to a possible rabid animal during the weekend contact Animal Control - this would be considered an emergency, please call the after hours number for guidance and an officer.
Exposure Instructions: (What to do if you think you have had a possible exposure)
Additional Rabies Information:
Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Symptoms of Rabies in Animals (Ataxia)
Ataxia, a symptom of rabies, is the loss of muscle control and coordination, It results in the inability to walk or even see well. Other neurological symptoms include not wanting food or water, foaming at the mouth and having a hard time waking up.
Rabies Symptoms (Ataxia) in Animals
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