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Beware of Bats

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Bats are the leading cause of rabies in humans, although it's rare. This time of the year, the flying rodents are very active and researchers in several states found rabies already.

If you do find a bat in your house, get it removed by a pest company. They leave very small punctures so sometimes it can be hard to tell if you have been bitten or not. If you do get bit, go to your doctor immediately, and remember that your pets may be in danger too.

"Unfortunately a lot of cats aren't vaccinated for rabies because people feel they don't need it if they live inside. Well, there's definitely a need for vaccinating these cats, but if you find one of your pets trying to capture or has contact with one of these bats, that's another reason to capture the bat and have it tested for rabies," says veterinarian Susan Nelson.

You can find out where to send the bat for testing by contacting your veterinarian or your doctor.

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