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Veterinarians partner to sponsor vaccination clinic

McCandless Animal Hospital and High County Veterinary Clinic are joining forces to vaccinate pets in Craig by sponsoring the annual pet vaccination and licensing clinic.

The clinic will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday under the grandstands at Moffat County Fairgrounds.

“This is a great time to protect your pets at a reduced cost,” Animal Control Officer Amy Andrews said.

The savings works out to about $10 per animal as opposed to being vaccinated at the clinic.

“It’s a pretty good savings,” Andrews said.

Dog vaccinations include distemper, parinfluenza, parvovirus, corona virus and rabies. The cat combination is feline rhinotracheitis-calici-panleukopenia and the rabies vaccine. The vaccine for kittens and puppies does not include rabies. Animals under three-months old must get the puppy or kitten vaccination.

An additional feline leukemia vaccine is available, as is a rabies-only vaccine.

Craig city ordinance requires all dogs be vaccinated for rabies each year. It is the only vaccination requirement because rabies can be passed on to humans. The ordinance also requires that people license their dogs each year.

It is recommended that dogs are vaccinated four times, three weeks apart starting from the time they are six weeks old and yearly after that.

Veterinarians from McCandless Animal Hospital and High County Veterinary Clinic will be on hand to administer the vaccinations.

Andrews estimates 600 to 650 pets were vaccinated at the clinic last year.

“This is really something the community takes advantage of,” she said.