What are the signs of rabies in animals?
The first sign of rabies is usually a change in the animal’s behavior. It may become unusually aggressive or unusually tame. The animal may lose fear of people and natural enemies. It may become excited, irritable and snap at anything in its path. Or, it may appear affectionate and friendly. Staggering, convulsions, spitting, choking, frothing at the mouth, and paralysis are sometimes noted. Many animals have a marked change in voice. The animal usually dies within one week after showing signs of rabies.

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1. What is rabies?
2. What animals can get rabies?
3. What are the signs of rabies in animals?
4. How do people become exposed to rabies?
5. What should you do if you are exposed to rabies?
6. What if my pet is exposed to a rabid animal?
7. What can people do to protect themselves against rabies?