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The Rabies Reality

Who is most susceptible to rabies? Most warm-blooded animals are vulnerable to contracting the virus, rabies. Medical experts and veterinarians note that certain species are more immune to rabies than other animals. The most prevalent way to contract rabies is via a nip from a rabid animal. While there are a wealth of varied symptoms, rabies is an incurable disease with an inevitable death as the outcome. Fortunately, the virus is highly preventable through vaccination.


The Podengo, a rare breed of dog, is also known as the Portuguese Warren Hound. It is usually a fawn or yellow color, but can be brown, black or sooty colored without white patches or spots. It resembled a long-bodied chihuahua.

As a result, a rabies vaccination means a matter of life and death for one's american eskimo. Pets that are vaccinated have a reduced chance of contracting the terminal virus. In the United State, rabies vaccination is mandatory for all DOGS. However, approximately, only 50 percent of all canines are vaccinated. Depending on the local legislation, various municipalities require cats to be vaccinated as well. Certain reports suggest that only ten percent of the feline population is vaccinated.

Chow Chows have very unusual mouths. When they are born they look normal enough. However, by the age of about 8 weeks, their gums and tongues go from pink to an odd shade of bluish-black.

Dogs should be vaccinated at the age of three to four months. At the age of one, they should receive another vaccination and again at three years. The standard vaccination protocol has proven effective in not only DOGS but cats as well. From city-to city, county-to-county and different veterinarians, annual or bi-annual vaccinations are mandated.

West highland white terriers began their history as the undesirable white offspring of the dark-colored cairn terrier. With the dog's popularity today, it is hard to believe that the early westies were usually drowned or shot.

In the realm of diagnosing a american eskimo with rabies, the brain is examined via microscopic assessment. Medical advancements are beginning to utilize the skin and blood samples in clinical trials.

Paul McCartney, of Beatles fame, was very fond of his shetland sheepdog. In fact, at the end of the song "A Day in the Life" Mr. McCartney inserted an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, for his shetland sheepdog.

Essentially, there is not a cure, therapy or treatment for rabies. In american eskimos, there have been a few isolated cases where canine have survived the infection; however, the cases are far and few between.

The German Shepherd Dog is also known as the Alsatian, or Deutsche Schaferhund. Rin Tin Tin, probably the most famous American German Shepherd, was actually born in France in September of 1918 and then brought to America later.

The name Pug is believed to have derived from this dog's resemblance to the pug monkey. That also fits the breed in other ways. Pugs tend to be curious and mischievous. They always seem to have a look of mischief and fun on their face, just like a monkey.

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