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We want to thank everyone for their patience over the last several months as we adjust to the new changes due to COVID-19. Just a few reminders for our clients, we are continuing curb side pickup until further notice. Therefore we ask that you only enter the office for appointments. We ask that you continue to wear masks if you are able and please limit the number of family members/friends to 2 per visit. We also want to remind everyone to schedule your pets well in advance for wellness/vaccine appointments as we are now scheduling these appointments out into January and February due to our extremely busy schedule. We recommend scheduling your pet’s wellness appointments up to 6 months in advance to ensure that your pet is getting scheduled in a timely matter that works for your schedule and ours. We appreciate your understanding.
Rabies is a viral infection that can affect any mammal; this includes dogs, cats, and humans. Your pet (and yourself) can get rabies after being bitten by an infected animal because this viral infection is spread through saliva. Younger animals are usually more susceptible but any pet of any age can get this disease. Unfortunately, once symptoms are seen it is always fatal. Once this virus enters the body it travels through the nerves and to the brain. If you think your pet was exposed to a rabid animal or bitten by one please contact our office. Even if you know your pet is up to date on its rabies vaccine it is still important to contact us.
It can take days, weeks, or months for your pet to show clinical signs of disease.
WILD RABID ANIMALS COMMONLY LOSE THEIR FEAR OF HUMANS AND SPECIES THAT ARE NORMALLY NOCTURNAL MAY BE SEEN WANDERING AROUND DURING THE DAY. IF YOU SEE A WILD ANIMAL ACTING STRANGE DO NOT HANDLE THE ANIMAL AND CALL LOCAL ANIMAL CONTROL AUTHORITIES!
The only way to prevent your pet from getting this fatal disease is to vaccinate! It is required by law!
Lyme disease is spread through the bite of a black legged (deer) tick. When the tick bites your dog it spreads the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi which is what causes the disease and symptoms in your pet. The tick is just the transmitter or "vector" of the bacteria.
Ticks can flare up in the spring and again when the weather cools off in the fall.
Lyme disease can be found in every U.S state.
Dogs are 50% more likely than humans to get Lyme disease.
ANNUAL VACCINATION AND MONTHLY PREVENTATIVES CAN HELP PROTECT YOUR DOG FROM LYME DISEASE ALL YEAR.
Wildlife shed the bacteria in their urine. Your dog can become infected when they come into contact with an infected animal's urine.
All dogs are susceptible to Lepto. Size and breed of dog does not matter.
Lepto is the number one infectious cause of acute kidney failure in dogs.
Early diagnosis of the disease is important for a full recovery.
How to protect your pet:
Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
Bordetella is caused by a bacteria called Bordetella bronchiseptica. It is highly contagious and can be transmitted any time dogs interact with one another.