As Canadians we anxiously await the arrival of summer. As Veterinarians, however, summertime is a season where we see more accidents and injuries in our patients.
Misha is a sweet 5 year old Shih Tzu mix who stumbled upon a raccoon in her own backyard. Raccoons can be very aggressive, especially in the spring and summer months when they have babies. Misha required stitches for her wounds as well as antibiotics and pain medication, but she recovered fully from her injuries. Fortunately Misha was up to date on her rabies vaccination. This is a good reminder of the importance of rabies vaccinations for all of our “furry” family members!