What is ” Tandok” and can it save you from Rabies?

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As I was checking emails this afternoon,  i received one from my good friends at the International Society of Infectious Diseases in regard to two deaths that have recently occured in the Philippines that are in connection to the Rabies Virus.  These recent deaths have sparked medical attention that is working diligently to make sure all animals are vaccinated for the Rabies Virus.  While it may seem that the Philippines are soo far away, the Rabies Virus has the potential to hit home everywhere.  Rabies Vaccination should be a part of you and your pet’s regular routine….not just for your pet’s health, but yours as well.  One of the victims started showing the traditional signs of rabies and instead of receiving traditional treatment he opted for the ” Tandok ” procedure.  The “Tandok” procedure involves “extracting the rabies virus from a bite victim with the use of a deer horn.”  If you think you have been bitten by a rabid animal,  and you have a deer horn laying around the house, don’t try “Tandok” at home……..seek medical attention immediately…

reference article :  http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=961393998061

Pawfully Yours  

Greg Shaw, DVM  

Veterinarian of the People

#philippines #rabies #vaccination #pets #animals #dogs

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