Lucas County Canine Care and Control
Join us for a vaccination/microchip clinic on July 30th from 4pm-7pm.
Please sign up for an appointment slot below. All of the information requested must be filled out prior to coming to your appointment. Please be on time for your appointment. If you are late we may not be able to accomidate you. If you are unable to make your appointment please cancel it as soon as possible so that another person can sign up. The cut off to schedule an appointment is July 29th by 5pm.
We will be offering rabies vaccinations (for dogs 12 weeks and older) which are required by law in most counties in Ohio, the DHPP combo vaccine which includes canine distemper, infectious hepatitis, parvovirus, & parainfluenza, and microchipping.
DHPP Vaccination- $10
Rabies Vaccination- $10
There has been a steady incline of parvo positive dogs coming into local veterinary clinics, veterinary emergency centers, and shelters this summer 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.
When you arrive at the shelter there will be signs and volunteers directing you into the parking lot. You will stay in your car and a volunteer or staff member will come around with paperwork to sign. When it is your turn a staff member will come get your dog and take it to see a member of our vet staff for their vaccination or microchip. Social distance protocols will be followed so no dogs will come into contact with each other. If your dog has to be muzzled for vaccinations we will provide muzzles or if you have one please bring it with you. We may ask you to place the muzzle on your dog. We ask that your dog comes with a properly fitted collar or harness and leash (please no retractable leashes). If you do not have one please let us know and we can provide a slip leash. Once your dog is done with its shots we will bring them back, get you checked out, your pup loaded up, and provide you an updated copy of your dogs vaccination record and/or microchip information.
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