Provo police issued a warning to the public on Wednesday: stay away from raccoons who are sick or injured in the city.
According to the department's Facebook posts, they have received a number of reports on diseased raccoons for the past six months.
All the animals were sick with canine clothes, a disease that could be extremely harmful to animals.
Symptoms include sneezing, cough, thick mucus from the eyes and nose, fever, vomiting, inertia, decomposition and diarrhea.
These symptoms are often forgotten as rabies, the police said.
While we want to ensure that these raccoons are not rabies and are not infectious to humans, citizens should not contact these animals or contact them in any way.
Canine disposals are usually by direct contact with fresh urine, blood or saliva.
Animals that suffer the disease often suffer long-term health problems, such as seizures or other nervous key disorders, according to pets.webmd.com.
Other diseases are also associated with other diseases, such as rabies, canine parvovirus and marine and mushroom.
The police are encouraging all pet owners in Provo to get their dogs updated on their canine distemper shows.
If you see a raccoon that looks sore, please contact the Provo City Police Non Emergency Department line at 801-852-6210.
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