Friday, April 20, 2012

Pets need annual medical check-ups

   Spring, when thoughts turn to being outdoors, also remind pet owners of the necessity of having vaccines up to date and heart worm tests done.
   The cure or treatment for heart worm is extremely hard on dogs, physically. In some cases, it can't be done due to an animals age or physical condition.
    Oakland County Parks and Recreation Dog Parks will host  a series of low-cost, drop-in vaccination clinics for dogs at two locations.
            Clinics will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Orion Oaks Dog Park in Lake Orion on April 28 and Lyon Oaks Dog Park in Wixom on May 5. Rabies vaccines and Oakland County Dog Licenses will be available at each clinic. 
   Costs are $7.50/rabies vaccine; $7.50/dog license for neutered/spayed dogs; and $15/dog license for un-neutered/spayed dogs. Cash, check and MasterCard/Visa accepted.
    Visitors may use the dog park following their vaccinations; a valid daily or annual vehicle pass is required for entry. Annual permits may be purchased at online or in-person at many locations throughout Oakland County.
     Lyon Oaks Dog Park features a 13-acre fenced enclosure with small dog area, benches, shelter and picnic tables, water fountain and field training area.
      Orion Oaks Dog Park offers a 24-acre fenced enclosure with small dog area, including two trails, picnic shelter, drinking water, field area, new parking lot; and access to Lake Sixteen for dog swimming. 
            For questions about the vaccination clinics, call 248-391-4100. Find dog park information at and find Oakland County Parks and Recreation on Facebook.

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