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Anonymous Anonymous  |  10/28/2008 6:56 PM  |  Flag  
Rabies is a much higher possibility in pit bulls since so many pit bull owners and breeders keep them chained up outdoors where rabid wildlife has direct access to them and they can't get away.

Anonymous Trigger  |  10/28/2008 10:50 PM  |  Flag  
Interesting point, though I don't believe evidence exists to support the idea. One would also think that owners who chain up their dogs and leave them outside are perhaps the least likely owners to vaccinate their dog against rabies...

Blogger bitbypit  |  10/29/2008 12:06 AM  |  Flag  
A blog post was written back in July that addresses some of these issues: Critical Rabies Information, Help Stop the Spread of Rabies

A nurse reporting to the Mercer County, West Virginia Health Department said that two types of scenarios pose a greater risk for pets (dogs and cats) to contract rabies: stray or "minimally claimed" pets and family pets that are fed outside (outdoor food sources that may lead a pet to get into a fight with a rabid raccoon...)

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