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Canine Vaccinations and Testing

Dog Vaccines and Testing 

We will tailor a vaccination schedule based on your pet's needs.


Rabies


Rabies is a fatal viral disease affecting the central nervous system of all animals, including humans. It is commonly spread by contact with saliva from an infected animal - through a bite wound or a break in the skin.

Rabies can be transmitted to humans through the bite or scratch of an infected pet or wild animal (skunk, raccoon, bat, fox, ect.). The rabies virus can be prevented by vaccinating your pet.


Distemper (Distemper, Parvovirus, and Hepatitis)


Distemper is a highly contagious viral disease. It affects the respiratory and nervous systems, causing fever, lethargy, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures and death. Parvovirus is highly contagious diseases that causes diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, loss of appetite and death.

The most common way to spread Parvovirus is through contaminated feces. Hepatitis is a contagious disease of the liver. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Hepatitis can also cause severe kidney damage. These diseases can be prevented by vaccinating your pet with a combination vaccine.


Leptospirosis


Leptosirosis is a bacterial disease carried by many wild animals. A dog can contract the disease from infected animals or by drinking contaminated water. Symptoms include increased drinking, high fever, jaundice, hemorrhaging and bloodstained feces. It is highly contagious and can be transmitted to humans. Leptospirosis can be prevented by vaccinating your pet.


Lyme


Lyme disease is a devastating bacterial disease which is spread by ticks. It can cause permanent and painful disabilities in dogs. Symptoms can include arthritis, sudden onset of severe pain and lameness, fever, lethargy, depression and loss of appetite. Severe forms of

Lyme disease can affect the heart, brain and kidneys. Humans and dogs can both get Lyme disease, but it can only be transmitted by ticks. Lyme disease can be prevented by vaccinating your pet and using monthly Frontline.


Bordetella (Kennel Cough)


Kennel cough is an acute, highly contagious disease. Symptoms include severe coughing spells, sometimes followed by vomiting. The dog may also have watery eyes and/or a nasal discharge. This disease is airborne. Dogs that go to training classes, grooming, boarding, daycare or are in an enclosed area with other dogs frequently have a higher exposure rate. Kennel cough can be prevented with a Bordatella vaccine.


Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease is a parasite that lives in the heart and lungs of cats and dogs. Heartworm is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The good news is that this disease is 100% preventable by feeding your cat or dog a monthly chewable tablet like Heartgard of Iverhart once a month. We do recommend annual Heartworm testing for dogs, this is a simple blood test and usually have the results within 24 hours. Heartworm disease is treatable, but it is much better for your pet to prevent it.


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