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BEEVET Animal Hospital provides rabies quarantine services. In the unfortunate event that your pet were to bite a person, it is required by law that the bite is reported to Animal Protection. Animal Protection will then determine whether a rabies quarantine is needed. Because rabies is naturally occurring in Texas and can be transmitted to humans, it is important to follow rabies quarantine guidelines to prevent the spread of rabies in the human population.

Rabies quarantine requires a 10-day observation period that begins at the time the bite occurred. Quarantine begins with an examination by your pet's veterinarian to determine if they are showing signs of rabies. After the observation period, there is another exam given by the veterinarian to determine whether rabies symptoms are present, and a rabies vaccination is given. By Texas law, the owner of the pet is financially responsible for all costs incurred during a rabies quarantine.

During the observation period, it is important that the pet be handled by as few people as possible and be kept isolated from other animals to reduce the risk of spreading the disease. For these reasons, routine boarding charges do not apply. We also are unable to provide rabies quarantine services during peak boarding seasons. Please call and speak with a team member for more information.

Requirements for Rabies Quarantine

For the health and safety of all pets, every guest must be free of internal and external parasites and a fecal check is required for both cats and dogs. We also require the following vaccinations:

  • Dogs
    Canine distemper, hepatitis (adenovirus type 2), leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus (DHLPP/DA2PP‐L), canine influenza, bordetella, and rabies.
  • Cats
    Feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia, chlamydia psittaci (FVRCPP), and rabies. Feline leukemia vaccination is not required but is highly recommend.