April 7, 2021
Join us for a vaccination/microchip clinic on April 24th from 8 am-11 am.
We will be offering rabies vaccinations (for dogs 12 weeks and older) which are required by law in most counties in Ohio, an Oral Bordetella vaccine, a Leptospirosis vaccine, the DHPP combo vaccine which includes canine distemper, infectious hepatitis, parvovirus, & parainfluenza, microchipping, monthly flea & tick prevention, and deworming for puppies up to 6 months of age. We will also have 2021 dog licenses available for purchase. All dogs in the state of Ohio are required by law to wear a current dog license at all times.
2021 Lucas County Dog Licenses- $25
DHPP Vaccination- $10
Leptospirosis Vaccination- $10
Rabies Vaccination- $10
Oral Bordetella Vaccination- $10
Puppy Deworming (puppies up to 6 months)- $5
Oral Flea/Tick Prevention (1 month Bravecto) – $18
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Toledo’s P.E.T. Bull Project will be on site with their mobile pet food bank for anyone who could use some assistance with pet food. For more information about their pet food bank and the other services they offer please visit their website https://www.toledospetbullproject.com/
Information on why DHPP & Rabies are important vaccinations for your dog:
PARVOVIRUS: Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus with a very high mortality rate if left untreated. Parvo is resistant to heat, cold, humid & dry conditions and will survive in the environment (house, yard, bedding, collar, leash, bowls, and kennel) for very long periods of time. Parvovirus attacks the intestines and symptoms include lethargy, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, fever or low body temperature, severe vomiting and diarrhea which cause rapid dehydration, and ultimately damage to the intestines and immune system resulting in septic shock. Young and old dogs are more susceptible but adult dogs will also contract the virus. Treating a dog for parvo is expensive and not always successful so prevention is key.
DISTEMPER: In dogs, signs of distemper vary widely from no signs, to mild respiratory signs indistinguishable from kennel cough, to severe pneumonia with vomiting, bloody diarrhea and death.
Commonly observed signs are a runny nose, vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration, excessive salivation, coughing and/or labored breathing, loss of appetite, and weight loss. If neurological signs develop, incontinence may ensue. Central nervous system signs include a localized involuntary twitching of muscles or groups of muscles, and seizures with salivation and jaw movements. As the condition progresses, the seizures worsen and advance to grand mal convulsions followed by death. The dog may also show signs of sensitivity to light, in-coordination, circling, increased sensitivity to pain or touch, and deterioration of motor function. Less commonly, they may lead to blindness and paralysis.
A dog that survives distemper will continue to have both nonlife-threatening and life-threatening signs throughout its lifespan. The most prevalent nonlife-threatening symptom is hard pad disease, in which the skin on the paw pads and the end of the nose thickens. Another lasting symptom that is common is enamel hypoplasia. Puppies, especially, have damage to the enamel of teeth that are not completely formed or those that have not yet grown through the gums. This is a result of the virus killing the cells responsible for manufacturing the tooth enamel. These affected teeth tend to erode quickly.
Life-threatening signs usually include those due to the degeneration of the nervous system. Dogs that have been infected with distemper tend to suffer a progressive deterioration of mental abilities and motor skills. With time, the dog can develop more severe seizures, paralysis, reduction in sight, and in-coordination. These dogs are usually humanely euthanized because of the immense pain and suffering they face. No specific treatment for the canine distemper is known. Care is geared towards treating fluid/electrolyte imbalances, neurological symptoms, and preventing any secondary bacterial infections.
RABIES: Rabies is a very dangerous virus that is transmissible through the saliva of infected animals. Anyone can be infected if bitten by an animal carrying the virus. The Centers for Disease Control reports that the annual turnover of approximately 25% in the dog population necessitates the re-vaccination of dogs. Rabies kills more than 55,000 people worldwide. LC4 is conducting this clinic in order to protect the safety and health of not only dogs, but the humans that interact with them as well. Rabies is required by law in most counties and cities in the state of Ohio and surrounding states.
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