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We have stray kittens outside found them eating a squirrel if the squirrel had rabies can the kittens pass it to us by petting them?

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Dr. Martin Fried
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In brief: No

Small mammals such as squirrels, rats, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chipmunks, rabbits, and hares are almost never found to be infected with rabies and have not been known to cause rabies among humans in the United States according to the cdc.
Please check to see your kitten was vaccinated against rabies, and keep your vaccinations current.

In brief: No

Small mammals such as squirrels, rats, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chipmunks, rabbits, and hares are almost never found to be infected with rabies and have not been known to cause rabies among humans in the United States according to the cdc.
Please check to see your kitten was vaccinated against rabies, and keep your vaccinations current.
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