Vaccination against this often fatal, hard-to-treat disease is absolutely essential. Highly contagious, it is spread by eye and nasal discharge of infected dogs. Symptoms can include listlessness, fever, coughing, diarrhea, and vomiting; convulsions and paralysis may occur in the diseases final stages. The distemper virus attacks many organs, including those of the nervous system, which may be permanently damaged, even if the dog recovers.
Very contagious, debilitating and widespread, the disease caused by this virus emerged in many parts of the world in 1978. Spread through infected feces, the highly resistant virus can remain in the environment for many years. Symptoms include high fever, listlessness, severe dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, and bloody diarrhea. Vaccination is the only certain method of preventing this potentially fatal disease, which is most severe is young pups.
CANINE INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS:
Caused by Canine Adenovirus Type 2, this disease is transmitted among dogs by contact with secretions such as saliva, infected urine, or feces. Its symptoms are similar to those of the early stages of distemper. Causing liver failure, eye damage, and breathing problems, the course of this disease can range from mild to fatal. Vaccination remains the best protection.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease carried by many wild animals. Dogs can contract the disease from infected animal's bodily fluids, urine specifically, or by drinking contaminated water, and is transmitted through skin and mucous membranes. It can then be passed from your pet to you or your family. In pets, this disease can cause severe diarrhea, listlessness, vomiting, dehydration, weakness, and liver and kidney failure. This disease can be fatal to both dogs and people if left untreated! Contrary to popular belief, there are no specific breeds of dogs that are unable to have this vaccine, and even dogs that live primarily indoors should receive this vaccine. This vaccine is safe for all sizes of dog from Tea Cup Yorkies to Great Danes. There are several strains of leptospirosis and our annual vaccine currently protects against 2 strains.
This viral respiratory disease is often partly responsible for "kennel cough" in dogs. Its symptoms include coughing, sneezing, and respiratory discharge. Infection can be severe in young puppies. Training classes, boarding kennels, humane societies, pet shops or stores, dog shows, veterinary hospitals, grooming salons, or your local park are just some of the places where your dog may come in contact with this debilitating disease. This disease is protected against in both our canine annual vaccine and our bordetella vaccine and should be updated annually.
*There is a $1.98 Medical Waste Disposal Fee per visit with these vaccines. No office call or exam fee will be charged unless your pet is new here or is ill and is being examined for a condition.
We would be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about vaccination against these diseases.
Courtesy of Schering Plough
Flushing Animal Hospital & Pet Hotel
6302 W Pierson Rd
Flushing, MI 48433
Phone: (810) 659-1151
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Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Veterinary care by appointment.
For after hours emergency care we recommend Great Lakes Pet Emergencies: (989) 752-1960
1221 Tittabawassee Rd Saginaw, MI 48604
Also available is Animal Emergency Hospital:
1148 E Bristol Rd Burton, MI 48529
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