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608 West Champaign Rantoul, IL 61866
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Acre Hill (#8)

Hello Everyone!

Unfortunately no one took up my offer last month to send in any pictures of their mutts.  So that means the only mutt picture I can add is one of my favorite mutt (my favorite mutt being my mutt).  Her name is Doodle.

For August it is National Immunization Awareness Month.  Immunizations are due every year for cats and dogs, unless the pet was given a 3yr rabies vaccination or it was recommended by a veterinarian otherwise for your specific pet.  By Champaign County ordinance, all cats 4 months of age and older must have a current rabies vaccination and by Illinois regulations, all dogs 4 months of age and older must have a current rabies vaccination.  If your pet were to bite someone and the pet was not vaccinated for rabies you will end up having to pay for the pet to be quarantined for 10 days, vaccinated for rabies, and examined by a veterinarian after 10 days before it can go home.  With that being said, it’s much less of an expense to have your pet vaccinated.  Although rabies is the only vaccination needed by law, having your pet current on their vaccinations for respiratory diseases like parvo and distemper is a much greater concern for veterinarians today.  Those are both horrible diseases for a pet to get and they are both very common diseases.  For cats leukemia is the #2 cause of death, which can be prevented if cats were vaccinated every year for leukemia.  For more information about vaccinations or to find out if your pet is current give us a call and we will go over your record with you.

Our lucky pet of the Month for August is Twilight!  In movies or in tv shows you hear that black cats aren’t lucky, but anyone how’s heard about Twilight knows that can’t possibly be true.  As you can guess Twilight is in fact a black cat and he has the most wonderful green eyes.  But Twilight was diagnosed with an incurable disease, confirmed by State Diagnostic Laboratory tests, and was only given 6 months to live, that was 10 months ago.

To Read More About Twilight: https://acrehillvet.com/pet-of-the-month/pet-of-the-month1.html

To Tell us why Your Pet Should be Pet of the Month Email us @: [email protected]

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