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Friday February 1st, 2013

Posted at 10:00am

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Over the past year both area veterinary clinics and the Humane Society have seen an increase in the incidences of parvovirus in dogs and panleukopenia in cats.

Melanie Coulter, Executive Director of the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society says that “Both of these viruses are extremely contagious, and typically fatal if left untreated. Sadly, it is likely that this increase can be attributed to too many unvaccinated dogs and cats. But fortunately, the disease is preventable with routine vaccinations. The Humane Society is urging all pet owners to check with their regular veterinarian to ensure that their dogs and cats have current vaccinations.”

To help increase the number of animals who are vaccinated, a number of veterinary clinics have stepped forward to participate in a special vaccine promotion, that is the first of its kind that has been offered in Ontario.

To make vaccines as accessible as possible, the following clinics are offering a special for two weeks only from February 1st to 15th where a brief exam and basic vaccines, rabies and DA2PP vaccines for dogs, and rabies and FVRCP vaccines for cats, will be available for $50 plus tax.

Pet owners must call the clinics directly to book an appointment.

Cat Clinic of Windsor, 519-250-7700, 1277 Grand Marais Road West, Windsor

Central Animal Hospital, 519-944-7727, 2315 Central, Windsor

Downtown Animal Hospital, 519-258-9963, 154 Tuscarora, Windsor

Lesperance Animal Hospital, 519-739-0222, 1046 Lesperance, Windsor

Rivard Animal Hospital, 519-974-7387, 5635 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor

South Howard Animal Clinic, 519-978-3429, 7250 Howard Ave., Oldcastle

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