Recently there was a diagnosis of Rabies in a kitten in the Bloomfield Hills area. It is more important than ever to make certain your personal pets are immunized against Rabies. Even indoor cats need to receive a Rabies vaccination.Â Confirmed cases of Rabies are on the rise in Southeast Michigan. The primary carriers of Rabies are bats, skunks, foxes, horses, cats, and dogs. Rabies can be spread through contact with or through the saliva of infected animals. Rabies can also be spread to humans.Â For their safely, warn children to stay away from all wild or stray animals.
Please contact us to determine if your pets are up to date on their Rabies vaccinations. We are always happy to help with any of your questions or concerns.
PARVO VIRUS INFECTING PUPPIES AND DOGS IN OUR AREA
Hundreds of deaths due to parvo virus have been reported in Detroit, Flint, Livonia, and Pontiac. Please make sure your puppies and dogs are current on their parvo vaccinations, and contact us if you have any qustions or concerns.Â Parvo is primarily transmitted through contact with feces from a contaminated dog. Symptoms include loss of appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting. Timely treatment is essential to combat this potentially deadly disease.Â To be safe, avoid taking your puppy to areas where lots of dogs congregate (such as dog parks and pet stores) until after your puppy has received its complete puppy vaccination regimen.
According to recent research, there are numerous health benefits resulting from pet ownership. Did you realize that:
Pets can decrease your:
Loneliness and Depression
Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels
Pets can increase your:
Outdoor activities and exercise levels
Opportunities for socialization
Survival and recovery from heart attacks