All About Rabies: Fact or Myth #5

Argument #5: Rabies vaccination (or immunization) treats and protects pets from rabies.

A myth and a fact. A rabies vaccine protects. It does not treat. Rabies vaccines protect by stimulating pets to produce antibodies. Antibodies are special cells that stop rabies viruses from gaining residence in the body. When a dog is already rabid, immunization is late and ineffective.

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