What animals can get rabies?
Rabies is most often seen among wild mammals such as raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes. Cats, dogs, ferrets, and livestock can also get rabies if they are not vaccinated to protect them. Deer and large rodents, such as woodchucks, have been found rabid in areas affected by raccoon rabies.

Some animals almost never get rabies. These include wild rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, rats, mice, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters. They can get rabies, but it almost never happens. There are other animals that never ever get rabies. They are birds, snakes, fish, turtles, lizards, and insects.

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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?