what if you own a dog with rabies

Philippines
December 15, 2007 5:34am CST
waht is you have a dog, and you love it so much, one day your dos commits rabies, and a lot of people tells you to kill that dog so it could not hurt anyone. what are you going to do?
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6 responses
15 Dec 07
There isn't really a choice as they are going to die anyway. It's so sad, but keeping them alive is only risking people getting hurt and also keeping your dog suffering. It's an awful way to die. I would have to put my dog down as I wouldn't want it to suffer any more than it has to.
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
16 Dec 07
Killing would be the most prudent thing to do-remember, a rabbied dog doesnt know its owner-it may be the one to finish you off with rabies if you keepit around!
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
15 Dec 07
I am a dog person and loves dogs, but don't have one at this time. I don't know what technology is like for dogs, but if they had a cure for it and I had the money, I would much rather do that. If not, then I would have to put it down. Not only for the safety of others, but for the dog, rabies is horrible and I wouldn't want my dog to suffer and then die just because I didn't want to put it down in the first place..
@Seraphine (385)
• Finland
15 Dec 07
As far as I know there's no way to cure rabies once it has started to show, so if it were mine, I'd have it put down. I'd definately hate doing it but keeping the dog alive would be cruel when it's an uncurable condition that the dog would suffer from and potentially also be dangerous to others.
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@putotot (79)
• Philippines
15 Dec 07
If it would happen to my dog, I would first consult a vet if it is possible to cure my dog. If he says yes, then great, i would pay money to get my dog cured. But if he says no, it is sad but i will have him killed, that's the only way to stop his suffering and keeping him from endangering other people.
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@nichole1983 (1187)
• Canada
15 Dec 07
i would go and put the dog down... you cant keep a dog that has rabies no where.. you are not only causing harm to yourself but to others as well and thats not right.. alot of the times the animal that has rabies usually suffers...
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