What are Rabies?

What are rabies?

We have all heard about rabies, but what is it? Rabies is a viral disease that can be deadly if not prevented or treated.  In Idaho, bats are the carriers of the disease. In other areas of the country, raccoons, skunks, foxes and similar animals are the culprits.  Given the vaccines now available for dogs and cats, rabies is unusual […]

What is Food Poisoning?

What is Food Poisoning?

The CDC states that one in six Americans will contract some form of food poisoning each year. Food poisoning can happen at any point of production: growing, harvesting, processing, storing, shipping, or preparing. It can happen at home if food is not cooked or handled properly. Food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food, usually from cross-contamination- the transfer of harmful organisms from […]

Snakebites

We have all encountered snakes at some point in our lives. Most of the time nothing happens in these encounters other than us being scared.

We have all encountered snakes at some point in our lives. Most of the time nothing happens in these encounters other than us being scared. Most snakes will not bite unless they feel threatened, but some are aggressive. It is important to know what to do if you or someone you are with is bitten by a snake.   There […]