Tag Archives: vaccination

Vaccine Q & A

Judy Schroeder, DVM   November 5, 2014   Comments Off on Vaccine Q & A
vaccination of a puppy

Why Do We Vaccinate? Vaccines provide protection to a large number of individuals in a population, thereby preventing spread and reducing severity of disease. Vaccines have proven to be highly effective in the control of animal diseases such as rabies, parvo-viral infection, and canine and feline distemper. Shortly after puppies and kittens are born, they receive concentrated antibodies in “colostrum”… Read more »

Rabies Vaccinations, Fragmentation of Services, and Your Pet

Jim Johnson   July 24, 2013   Comments Off on Rabies Vaccinations, Fragmentation of Services, and Your Pet
Good girls get vaccinated

Today I’d like to write about how changes in the veterinary business have lead to changes in the way we approach rabies vaccination. In the past few years, veterinarians have seen a lot of changes in the business. One of the biggest factors affecting our business is called fragmentation of services. It used to be that people came to their… Read more »

Rabid Bat found in Eugene

Jim Johnson   September 21, 2012   Comments Off on Rabid Bat found in Eugene
A bat, which could carry rabies

The Register-Guard reported this morning that a bat recently killed by a Eugene cat tested positive for rabies. The full article is here. This is not really news but it serves as an important reminder: cats need to be vaccinated for rabies too! The state requires that dags be vaccinated for rabies, but unfortunately does not have the same requirement… Read more »

What is Parvo?

Jim Johnson   June 15, 2012   Comments Off on What is Parvo?

Q) What is parvo? A) Parvo is a life-threatening illness that is caused by a virus that affects the gastro-intestinal system. The virus is highly contagious and stable in the environment, and can live for months or years given the right conditions. The signs of parvo are sudden onset of lethargy, anorexia, vomiting, and usually bloody diarrhea. Treatment of the… Read more »