Responsible pet-owners recognize the importance of keeping their animals current with their regular vaccinations against the rabies virus. With the launch of Ketchum Mfg. Co.’s 2023 rabies tags, now is the perfect time to catch up.
As many of you may be aware, during the recent and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, some pet owners have neglected to get their animals their necessary shots. This is not just an isolated incident; studies indicate that this has been a worldwide phenomenon. It has even seemingly caused a reemergence of the rabies zoonotic in Peru, to give just one example.
Perhaps the word vaccine has been so often repeated and conflated with Covid-19 that we may have missed a few of the other vital inoculations, and it has slipped our mind to ensure our pets are up to date. Otherwise, some of us may have stayed indoors for their own protection, which is a perfectly prudent choice; but it should not be forgotten that the rabies virus is much more dangerous than Covid-19, with a near 100% fatality rate if left untreated. Preventing the spread of rabies requires just as much diligence. Every pet owner must be sure to take the necessary precautions against it for the well-being of their pets, in addition to that of their own.
And so, with the launch of Ketchum’s 2023 rabies tag campaign, it is the perfect moment to remind pet owners to bring their animals’ vaccination status up to date. Alongside their identification tags, a pet’s 2023 rabies tag will indicate to anyone who encounters the inoculated dog or cat that the animal is vaccinated and safe. This is especially important information should your pet wander off and be found by a stranger, and handy knowledge at the vet’s or in other environments where pets are prone to meet unfamiliar people. The vaccination status information being readily available lets strangers know that they can safely handle your animal, even if it is the moody or aggressive type, without worrying about the transmission of the rabies virus.
This year’s rabies tag shape is the bell. While Ketchum’s 2023 rabies tags are stylish, they’re not just a fashion accessory. They are a sign that a pet owner is truly looking out for their pet. Then again, there’s no harm in looking good while staying guarded! Ketchum’s 2023 rabies tags come in four styles—green aluminum, plain aluminum, stainless steel, and brass—and they are locally manufactured in the U.S.A., in upstate New York. Of course, by itself a rabies tag does not prevent or offer protection against the disease. Rather, it signifies that your pet has been properly vaccinated as required by local statute, and that you are keeping your pet’s vaccine regimen up to date. That is how responsible pet owners help prevent the spread of rabies!