Watson is going to get shot by the vet
Watson here and you read it right; I’m going to the vet to get my annual shots. Actually it isn’t that bad except for the thermometer up my bum and getting on the scale. I suppose I could stand to lose a few pounds, but good grief it’s just a couple of pounds. So, I’m guessing you want to know what kind of shots I’m getting.
There are two general types of vaccinations: those that target core diseases and those that target non-core diseases. Core diseases are the more contagious and severe diseases. Core vaccinations provide long-term immunity, making most yearly vaccination unnecessary.
Core vaccines include canine distemper, canine parvovirus, canine adenovirus 1 infection and rabies. Rabies is a zoonotic disease, which means that humans can get it from animals. If you ever watched the movie Old Yeller you know how it ends; it didn’t work out very well for the dog.
Non-core vaccinations, are given after exposure. Non-core vaccinations may include leptospirosis, Lyme disease, canine cough complex and canine influenza. These are usually given when necessary. Unfortunately, mosquitoes that carry the heartworm larvae have arrived in Fallon, so to stay safe I take heartworm pills, which taste really great!
If you have a cat, vets suggest core vaccines, which are feline panleukopenia (distemper), feline viral rhinotrachecitis, feline calicivirus, and rabies. It’s recommended vaccinating cats every three years. The non-core vaccines include feline leukemia (FeLV), feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), bordetella and Chlamydophila. Your vet is the best source of information on what your cat needs.
So there you have it a way to keep your BFF (best furry friend) healthy and happy. One plus is after I get my shots I get a treat.
LOOKING FOR A HOME
We have one absolutely darling Catahoula mix puppy. Come out for a little puppy petting. Policy, however, prohibits adopting out puppies or kittens under the age of six months to a home with children under 5 years of age. This is to protect both the children and the animal. Call 775-423-7500 for details.
IN NEED OF
Items for our Murder Mystery Dinner auction; we need gift cards, new items and gift baskets. Call 775-423-7500. Folks to open a Chewy account; details are below.
SHOUT OUT TO
All the CAPS volunteers who worked tirelessly on the garage sale. Without our volunteers we wouldn’t exist. Paws applause to you!
FAWG for helping with the garage sale cleanup. A Four Paw salute to you!
All the folks who donated items for our garage sale. It was great fun to see everyone, and we appreciate all the patrons who bought treasures and gave donations. It is the generosity of our community that keeps CAPS vital. A big bark of thanks to you!
COME SEE US
CAPS will be at Walmart on Oct. 5 with the Kissin’ Booth and a puckered-up pooch. Come by for a pooch smooch. Be sure to check out our merchandise after you get a pooch smooch!
September Pet Holiday: World Rabies Day, Sept. 28.
You can open an account with Chewy and reference CAPS in the order. CAPS will receive $20 directly into the operating account with your first $50 order. Chewy offers quality food and free two-day delivery on orders over $50. Check our Facebook page, Churchill Animal Protection Society, for more details.
CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are really likeable.
CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Contact me, email@example.com.