Bowie Animal Control and Highway Vet will host a low cost rabies & microchip clinic at Bowie City Hall. The clinic will be held on a Sat. in Oct., from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Other details and the exact date will be announced soon.
Low Cost Vaccines
There are a variety of local options for obtaining low cost vaccinations for your pet. Vaccinations at these clinics typically cost between $5 and $36 each.
Low Cost Vaccine Clinics Near Bowie
Vaccines are important for the health and safety of your pet and have proven successful at reducing or eliminating the risk of serious life-threatening diseases. Do not assume that because you keep your pet indoors that they are not at risk.
In Prince George's County, all cats, dogs, and ferrets are required to be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age by a licensed veterinarian. A booster vaccine is given one year later and then every one to three years depending on the vaccine used by your vet. A rabies tag is not sufficient proof of vaccination, you must have the certificate provided by your vet.
In addition to a rabies vaccine, it is highly recommended that all pets receive a series of vaccines commonly referred to as distemper vaccines. While not required by law in Prince George's County, grooming, boarding or daycare, and training facilities will require it.
Canine distemper vaccines protects against:
Puppies, kittens, and kits, or young ferrets, typically receive three doses of the distemper vaccine, receiving the first at six to eight weeks of age and then every three to four weeks thereafter. Adult dogs and cats with unknown vaccine history should receive two doses three to four weeks apart. Both will receive a booster vaccine one year later. Your vet will determine an appropriate vaccine schedule after that.
Your vet can help you determine based on geographic location and places your pet frequents whether additional vaccines are necessary such as Bordetella, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), Feline Leukemia (FeLV), Leptospirosis, or Lyme Disease.
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