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Unformatted text preview: Lift up fur around the tail and check for fleas Palpate the animal (feeling the internal organs) Heart Beat varies from 150-160 beats per minute Respiration – 12 breaths per minute Vaccinate all dogs for: DHLPP • D istemper • H epatitis • L eptospirosis • P arvovirus • P ara influenza NO VACCINE IS 100% EFFECTIVE! Also… RABIES!! • By law, every dog and cat has to be vaccinated • Minimum age = 12 weeks • Given once, boostered within one year o Spread through saliva o Incubation = up to 6 months o Depends on the bite (location) OTHERS:-Lyme disease vaccine-Intranasal Kennel Cough vaccine-Heartworm Gestation = 5 to 24 months (depending on the breed and/or size) Duration of heat cycle = 3½ to 13 months ** 63 days average...
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- Fall '06
- AKC, Rachel Golub, abused animal Biannual, vaccine Heartworm Gestation