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Can a pet raccoon carry rabies?

Answer

Wiki User
01/14/2012

Yes a pet raccoon can contract rabies, but only if it has not been vaccinated against the virus, and comes in contact with another animal that is carrying the virus. Raccoons and other rabies vector species are not just born with rabies, they must be infected by another animals, the same as a regular dog or cat. So keep your pet raccoon vaccinated and contained safely and you will have no problems with rabies!