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March 30, 2011

Reminder from Broward Animal Care to vaccinate your pets

In response to Miami-Dade County's Animal Services closing due to the outbreak of a highly infectious deadly disease, Broward County Animal Care and the Humane Society of Broward County announce that they are open for business as usual, but urge residents to take proper precautions.

Miami-Dade County is encouraging residents who are giving up their dog or puppy to hold off relinquishing their pets to Miami-Dade Animal Services until the situation is under control. Both canine distemper and the parvovirus (parvo) are contagious and often fatal diseases that strike the respiratory, gastro-intestinal and central nervous systems. The viruses can be avoided through proper vaccination, which should begin in puppies as young as six weeks and continue through adulthood with an annual booster shot.

Broward County pet owners with dogs are encouraged to take their pets to be examined and vaccinated in order to build up and maintain the body's immunity to distemper and parvo.

Vaccinations can be received at all licensed veterinarians in Broward County as well as the Humane Society of Broward County for a limited time in response to this situation. To schedule an appointment only, call 954-266-6858.

Pet owners with dogs that may be experiencing coughing, vomiting, diarrhea or seizures, should seek veterinary care immediately. If your pet is not vaccinated you should not be visiting dog parks or other public areas where dogs socialize.

 

 

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As like Miami-Dade all the country should follow this vaccinating pets...http://www.vivamagonline.com/index.php This is a good idea and it makes fantastic life for pets.. Thanks for the good article..

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