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Pets need vaccines to ward off diseases and infections. Some vaccines are given once a year others require a booster to maintain immunity. Core vaccines are recommended for every pet while non-core vaccines may be given depending on certain factors such as whether your pet is indoor or outdoor. why pets need vaccines?...

RABIES in Dogs

is a virus that may affect the brain and spinal cord of all mammals, including dogs, cats.

How Can Rabies Be Prevented?

Keeping your dog up to date with vaccinations is not only essential to prevention, it’s the law. At International Vet Center you will know everything about the right vaccine and vaccination schedule for your dog.

Which Dogs Are Most at Risk for Contracting Rabies?

Unvaccinated dogs who are allowed to roam outdoors without supervision are most at risk for infection. They’re exposed to wild animals and have a greater chance of fighting with infected stray dogs or cats

How Would My Dog Get Rabies?

the disease is primarily passed to dogs through a bite from an infected animal. It can also be transmitted through a scratch or when infected saliva makes contact with mucous membranes or an open, fresh wound.

What Are the General Symptoms of Rabies?

Initially, a dog who’s become infected may show extreme behavioral changes such as restlessness or apprehension, both of which may be compounded by. Friendly dogs may become irritable, while normally excitable animals may become more docile.

As the virus progresses, an infected dog may become hypersensitive to touch, light and sound. They may eat unusual things and hide in dark places.

How Long After Infection Do Signs of Rabies Show?

The virus usually incubates from two to eight weeks before signs are noticed. However, transmission of the virus through saliva can happen as early as ten days before symptoms appear.

RABIES in Cats

If you suspect your cat has rabies, call us - International Vet Center - immediately.

Rabies is an inflammatory infection that specifically affects the gray matter of the cat's brain and its central nervous system.

When the virus enters the cat's body; it can take up to a month to develop, but once the symptoms have begun, the virus progresses rapidly.

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Young puppies are highly susceptible to certain infectious diseases such as hepatitis, parvovirus and others... puppies should be vaccinated against them as soon as they are old enough to build immunity. 

Parvo affects puppies 6 to 20 weeks of age. Following an incubation period that averages four to five days, the acute illness begins with depression, vomiting, and diarrhea. Some dog have no fever, while others have high fever. Diarrhea is profuse and contains mucus and/or blood. Dehydration develops rapidly.

Suspect parvo in all pups with the abrupt onset of vomiting and diarrhea. The most efficient way to diagnose parvo is to identify either the virus or virus antigens in stools.

Treatment: Dogs with this disease require intensive veterinary management. In all but the most mild cases, hospitalization is essential to correct dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Intravenous fluids and medications to control vomiting and diarrhea are often required. More severe cases may require blood plasma transfusions and other intensive care.

Puppies and dogs should not eat or drink until the vomiting has stopped. but require fluid support during that time. This can take three to five days.

Vaccinations, starting by 8 weeks of age, will prevent most (but not all) cases of parvovirus infection. During the first weeks of life, puppies are protected by high levels of maternal antibodies. As these levels decline, there is a period lasting from two to four weeks during which puppies are susceptible to infection because vaccinations have not yet fully taken effect.

This susceptible period varies from pup to pup, which is why pups anywhere between 6 and 20 weeks age can be especially susceptible to parvo. Nearly all apparent vaccination failures are due to exposure during this susceptible period.

Nevertheless, it is still important to isolate young puppies as much as possible from other dogs and from potential sources of infection until they complete the parvo vaccination series at 16 weeks of age.

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- Drug Name: Revolution

- Drug Type: Parasiticide

- Used For: Treatment of fleas, ticks, heartworms, mites

- Species: Dogs, Cats

It is used to prevent flea infestations on your pet. In dogs, it is also effective against ticks, sarcoptes mites, ear mites, and heartworms. In cats, it is also effective against roundworms, hookworms, ear mites, and heartworms.