March 10, 2023
On March 30, 2023 the Lucas County Canine Care & Control will host a low cost vaccination and microchip clinic for the surrounding community and their dogs. The clinic will take place at the Canine Care Center located at 410 S Erie St in downtown Toledo from 3:30 pm until 6 pm.
The event offers an opportunity for dog owners, who may not otherwise be able to provide vet care, a more affordable option. Services will include a Rabies vaccination, an oral Bordetella vaccination, a DHPP (canine distemper, infectious hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus) combination vaccine, a Leptospirosis vaccination, deworming for puppies, and a microchip administered by the shelter veterinary staff. Monthly oral flea and tick prevention and 2023 Lucas County dog licenses are also available for purchase. The cost of the vaccinations is $10 each, puppy deworming is $5, a microchip is $20 (includes a lifetime registration), Bravecto flea and tick prevention is $18 for a 1 month dose or $50 for a 3 month dose, and dog licenses are $25. Appointments for the clinic can be made by visiting LC4’s Facebook page or website, lucascountydogs.com
There has been a steady incline of parvo positive dogs coming into local veterinary clinics, veterinary emergency centers, and shelters over the past few years and the best way to stop the climb is to vaccinate against the virus. 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.
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 revaccination 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.
To register, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040848AAAC2EA0F85-lowcost1. For more information, contact the Canine Care Center at 419-213-2800.