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Reminder……why do we vaccinate for Rabies?

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This is just a reminder why we vaccinate our dogs and cats for Rabies.  It is not just protection for your pet, it is also protection for YOU and the public.  Requirements in every county and in every state vary.  In Maricopa County, in Arizona, it is a requirement to vaccinate your dog(s) for Rabies and to maintain an annual license.  It is not a requirement for cats, but it is still highly recommended.  In the last five years (including 2018) in Arizona alone (including Maricopa County), there has been several reported and confirmed rabies cases in foxes, coyotes, bobcats, skunks, and over 80 cases in bats.  Any animal can become infected with rabies….there is NO treatment for non-vaccinated pets.  Euthanasia is required in any suspect non-vaccinated pet.  Treatment in people is only effective when started immediately.  PLEASE remember to vaccinate your dog(s) and/or cat(s) for Rabies…..it is important!

A bit of light reading on #Rabies. #WSUCVM #EndRabies #ZeroBy30

Posted by Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Sunday, February 18, 2018

Donations for our Furry Friends

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Paws for A Cause!

We are now accepting donations of dog and cat products for local rescues (KARA, Inc. & Community Paws) through December 31st.

New and gently used items would be be greatly appreciated:

  • Towels or blankets
  • Pet beds
  • Unopened cat/dog food
  • Litter
  • Toys
  • Leashes/collars
  • Carriers

Merry Christmas from your veterinary team at Gentle Hearts Animal Hospital.

Location

14445 W. McDowell Rd
Suite A-106
Goodyear, Arizona

Phone: 623-298-4200
Fax: 623-935-6026

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday Closed

Emergencies

For after hours please contact the VetMed at (602) 697-4694.