What Diseases Do Raccoons Carry

Raccoons are very aggressive animals in nature and can transfer diseases to human beings and animals through direct or indirect contact, scratches or through bites. Even though these animals are nocturnal, proper care and precaution should be taken when having an encounter with these animals or any other thing that they have come in contact with. The diseases that they carry can also spread to pets that they come in contact with or through anything that they came in contact with. (more…)

What Diseases That Raccoons Carry

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As raccoons continue to be adept at living especially in areas where human settlements is concentrated, it poses health risks by contracting their diseases. Raccoon diseases are very dangerous and can spread to livestock pets and people, as well. It is a common observation that young children are at high risk of contacting the raccoon diseases because they are always on contact with raccoon feces as they play within the neighborhood. The following are the common raccoon diseases which are carried by raccoons in Mississauga as well. (more…)

Do All Raccoon Carry Rabies?

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Do all raccoons carry rabies? Not all of them. You can often find these North American critters rummaging through bags of trash they have ripped open to find an omnivorous feast and live in or around any forested area. With a masked face and dexterous paws the raccoon is well known for being rather intelligent creatures. Sometimes you can scare them off, but should you get near them? The answer in every case is “no”. (more…)