Anytime you are traveling with your pet, even if you don't leave the state, it is a good idea to carry a copy of their vaccination records with you. Keeping a copy in the glove box or your car means never having to worry about finding them before you go anywhere with your pet. In the event something happens and you are unable to care for your pet, having these records may mean the difference between your pet going to a boarding facility or having to go to a local animal shelter. It could also save your pet from having unnecessary vaccines given again.
According to the CDC, there is a multi-state outbreak of Human Campylobacter Infection linked to pet store puppies. Campylobacter is a common bacterial infection that can be spread through contact with dog feces. As of Sept. 11, thirty-nine people have been confirmed with Campylobacter infection, or symptoms consistent with it, in seven states and were exposed to puppies sold through Petland Stores. Eighteen of these cases are in Ohio. Petland is cooperating with public and animal health officials to address this outbreak. If your dog or puppy is ill with diarrhea, abnormal breathing, sluggish or not eating, see your vet. People develop symptoms 2-5 days after exposure with symptoms lasting a week.
My name is Mary. Since the age of five when my father let me pick out my first puppy at the humane society I have been an animal lover. I started working at ABK in 1980 as a part time summer job. I loved it so much I am still here!