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We treat your pets the same way we treat our own!
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For the month of October, we are offering $10 Rabies Vaccinations!
Why should you vaccinate your pets for Rabies?
Rabies is caused by the rabies virus. The virus infects the brain and ultimately leads to death. After being bitten by a rabid animal, the virus is deposited in the muscle and subcutaneous tissue. For most of the incubation period (which is usually one to three months), the virus stays close to the exposure site. The virus then travels via peripheral nerves to the brain and from there, again via peripheral nerves, to nearly all parts of the body.
Rabies is mainly a disease of animals. However, humans can get rabies when they are bitten by infected animals.
At first there might not be any symptoms. But weeks, or even months after a bite, rabies can cause pain, fatigue, headaches, fever, and irritability. These are followed by seizures, hallucinations, and paralysis. Human rabies is always fatal if not treated before symptoms begin.
Wild animals - especially bats - are the most common source of human rabies infection in the United States.
Skunks, raccoons, dogs, cats, coyotes, foxes and other mammals can also transmit the disease.
It is very important to have all pets vaccinated against the rabies virus. Exposure to the virus can happen anywhere, so the only effective precaution is to vaccinate your pets and help prevent the spread of the rabies disease.
Why must indoor-only pets be vaccinated against rabies?
Because things happen — bats get into homes through air conditioning units and raccoons climb down chimneys. While this may seem unlikely, the consequences are severe. If your animal is exposed to a potentially rabid animal and is overdue for a rabies vaccination, it is required that the animal be either euthanized or kept under a strict six-month quarantine. Domestic animals accounted for 7% of all rabid animals in the United States in 2008, and rabies is still responsible for 2-3 human deaths each year.
Rabies kills humans and it is endemic to our area. So not only is rabies vaccination required by law, it is essential in controlling the spread of this disease and paramount in keeping your family protected. Whether you have a 3-lb. Yorkie that barely leaves your lap or a 15-year-old housecat that has retired to bird-watching from the window, rabies vaccination is necessary for all pets.
Tri-County Small Animal Hospital wants to help in controlling the spread of this devastating disease, so we are offering $10 Rabies Vaccine throughout the whole month of October. Schedule your appointment today by calling (865) 435-1374 or stop by our office located at 1054 East Tri-County Blvd. in Oliver Springs, TN.
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$10 Rabies Vaccinations with or without an exam!
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Discount ID: $10RABIES/2016
When it comes to the proper care of your pet, Tri-County Small Animal Hospital in Oliver Springs can help you. Dr. Linda Osborne and staff have patients from all over the community that rely on them for all of their pet's needs from routine shots to surgical treatment. See more services.
Located just north of Oak Ridge Hwy on E. Tri-County Boulevard, we are conveniently located to communities in Oak Ridge, Oliver Springs, Coalfield, Wartburg, Clinton, and Harriman. We have many patients even come to us from Knoxville.
Tri-County Small Animal Hospital
1054 East Tri-County Blvd.
Oliver Springs, TN 37840
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Our primary objectives are:
1. Client education
2. Excellence in pet health care
3. Professional appearance
4. Honest, courteous, and enthusiastic work environment