Tips for Protecting your Kids from Dog Rabies
Evidently, it was observed that there is an increase in the number of kids being bitten by dogs and eventually being affected by dog rabies during the summer season. As a parent, I find it one of the hideous things that might happen to my kid. Just try to imagine, I do my best to protect her and yet, she will just be suddenly bitten by a dog? And worst, she will have to undergo anti-rabies vaccination! This is, of course, something that all of us are trying to avoid, and as much as possible, we do our best in protecting our kids. But why summer of all the seasons? This is probably because kids are more active both in the indoor and outdoor since it is their summer vacation from school. There is a higher tendency for them to get bitten as they play outside the house. If you are with me in protecting your kids against dog rabies, join me in reading and sharing this list.
Be cautious of the dog’s saliva!
This is where the rabies is present. When your kid gets bitten or scratched by the dog, and the saliva reaches the open part of the skin, the rabies virus would travel so fast reaching all other organs of the body. So be sure that you do not merely allow your kid to be licked by a dog just because it is cute or adorable. This too poses a danger to your kids’ health.
Observe the dog.
If your kid is bitten, immediately bring him/her to the nearest hospital for vaccination. Aside from that, have a cautious observation of the dog’s behavior. If it acts weird or unusual than before, then it means that your kid, as well as the dog, was affected by the rabies virus.
Wash with soap and water if your kid was bitten.
Then right after that, bring him/her to the nearest clinic or hospital. Cleaning the affected area first before traveling and going to the clinic would save you from a lot of trouble because you will get to remove the smears of saliva around the affected area.
Remind your kid to be cautious of the dogs outside.
This is, of course, an important thing to do as a parent because as kids, they have to receive proper information first before venturing into their outdoor activities. By doing this, they will become extra careful when they see dogs outside your home.
Encourage community members to attend the free pet vaccination given at every Barangay at the beginning of the summer season.
People from both private and public organization usually organize an event providing free injections to pets to ensure that the local community would be safe from different viruses and bacteria coming from animals.
Summer is supposed to be a fun season for your kids! By doing these preventive tips, you can save your family from a lot of hassle related to dog rabies. More than that, close supervision is needed whenever your kids choose to go out and play. Let them have fun while making sure that they are safe!