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Wonderful Wednesday: Vaccinate Your Pets

Charles here. The other day, Mom took me to the Pet Doctor to get my yearly checkup and vaccinations. I was scared at first but it really didn’t hurt and there are so many good reasons why I need to have vaccines. Mom is very conservative when it comes to putting stuff in our system, so she does a thing called a TITER, if possible, to see if I still have immunity from the last shot. If so, we wait. There are a lot of things that can protect me from getting horrible diseases. I get 4 core vaccines: distemper, infectious hepatitis, parvovirus, and rabies. 

  • Vaccinations protect me from getting diseases like rabies, which I can get from other animals.
  • Vaccines protect me from airborne viruses like distemper, parvovirus, coronavirus (yes we get a Corona too), infectious canine hepatitis, bordetella, parainfluenza.
  • There are also vaccines for things like Lyme disease (which I had when Mom first rescued me), which comes from ticks, and leptospirosis, from wild animals.

To determine what vaccines I need, Mom and the Vet, base it on 3 things:

  • My Age – puppies need a lot of stuff to help their bodies build up resistance to certain bugs, but adults, like me, only need an occasional booster shot.
  • Where we live – our luck is that the mid-Atlantic is rampant with ticks. This could mean Lyme disease and a whole host of other tick-borne diseases.
  • Lifestyle: I am never boarded, I don’t go to day-care or the dog park, so my exposure to things like ‘kennel cough (bordetella), is low.

Don’t forget the Cats who should get some core vaccines too. They are different than us dogs. The need at a minimum: Feline herpesvirus-1/feline viral rhinotracheitis (Which Noel has. When Mom rescued her she was seriously ill), Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia. If they go outside, they need more things like Rabies and FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus).

Baby Noel rescued Dec 2007

Many Vets and Clinics offer low-cost, sometimes even free, vaccinations.

Take care of me and I will live a long, healthy, life.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: July Review

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Noel Staring In ‘Slo-Yawn’

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Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2020 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Throw Or Keep?

It is funny where cats choose to sleep. This was Nine’s favorite perch (in the cat area right behind the couch – aka the dining room). But for several months after we got the giant cat-tree, he ignored it. V said, maybe get rid of it. It wobbles and we have no idea how safe it is; it easily falls over and many a morning I will find it laying down on the ground.

But just the other day, he started sleeping in it again. Every night this week. while we watch TV he has cuddled up and slept there. It is hard to throw anything out at this Zoo because everything seems to get a new life after awhile.

Throw or keep?

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2020 in Cats

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Do You ‘Boop?’

There is something about a pet’s nose. It makes you just want to take your finger and go ‘Boop!’ Do you ‘Boop?’ It is easy to do around the Zoo since we have a lot of head butting animals who come and ask for it.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2020 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Teleworking With Cats

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2020 in Cats

 

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Caturday: Getting Along

At least some beings at the DogDaz Zoo are getting along during lockdown. I wish that I was as chill as Mini Copper and Charles, the Mugwump.

Wash your paws and stay well.

I cannot imagine a life without cats!

Just another CATDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2020 in Cats, Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Hip Hopping

Just another CatDogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2020 in Cats

 

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Wonderful Wednesday: Thank You

Being a 13-year-old cat has its perks!

No one expects you to play anymore, so they are really amused when you get the zoomies and go flying around the house.

No one expects you to gain much weight at this age, so they let you eat a little more food than they used to.

No one expects you to be awake the cat-usual 6 hours a day anymore, so now I sleep more like 20hrs.

Being a senior cat definitely has its advantages, but I can’t remember what they are…

How old are you?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2020 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Nine is 9!

Mr. Nine, our 9th cat, is 9 years young today. He is a wonderful Tomcat. He loves to butt heads and kiss faces with you. Lately, he is very sweet on Louise and likes to kiss on her too. His favorite pass time is stacking the cave crickets in the laundry room when he is not looking down on you from the rafters. A good-natured cat, he rarely gets into to much trouble.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Big Boy!! 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2020 in Animals, Cats

 

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