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"After having my pets cared for by Dr. Price in Houston, DFW area, and now Abilene, I have to say she offers the Best Pet Care Anywhere!"

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Windmill Animal Hospital
2 Windmill Circle
(next to Sam's)
Abilene, TX 79606

325-698-VETS (8387)
325-698-8391 (fax)
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Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm

"We're new to town and read the reviews for Dr Price and decided to Windmill a go. So happy we did! Their whole office from the front desk to the treatment and meeting Dr Price was 5 Star all the way! I know our babies will be well taken care of! I even had a technician help me out to the car which made my day as I had my hands FULL! Would recommend to anyone! "

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"This is the best vet in Abilene! I have tried countless other veterinary clinics and Windmill out-does them all. They value my pet and my experience more than my money, and they are always showing care and compassion to both my dog and me. They even call after every appointment, just to check-up and make sure we're doing okay! AMAZING service and incredible people!"

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Our records indicate it's time for your dog or puppy to receive a DHP-Parvo-Corona vaccine. What's this? Alphabet soup? Actually, it's veterinary "shorthand" for a very important vaccine for dogs and puppies:

· "D" stands for Canine Distemper Virus, a highly contagious and commonly fatal infection that causes pneumonia, gastroenteritis, and encephalitis/seizures. Distemper used to wipe out entire kennels and litters of puppies. Now, thanks to good vaccines, it is a disease of unowned or neglected dogs only.

· "H" stands for Infectious Canine Hepatitis, a contagious and commonly fatal infection that causes acute liver failure and corneal lesions. Again, thanks to good vaccines, ICH is very uncommon.

· "P" stands for Parainfluenza virus, one of the common components of Infectious Tracheobronchitis or "Kennel Cough." All dogs are at risk of exposure to Kennel Cough if they are boarded, groomed, go to the park, go for walks, or live where there are neighboring dogs.

· "Parvo" stands for Canine Parvovirus Enteritis, a highly contagious and usually fatal viral infection of the digestive tract. It causes severe vomiting and foul, bloody diarrhea.  Parvo first appeared in 1978; it was a dreaded scourge of all dog owners and breeders until reliable vaccines were developed in the late 1980's.

· "C" stands for Canine Coronavirus Enteritis, a highly contagious & debilitating viral infection of the digestive tract. Corona doesn't normally cause death, but it does cause 3 weeks of uncontrollable diarrhea. It debilitates the dog, leaving the dog wide open for other infections, such as Parvo.

Wow! That one vaccine packs a powerful punch!

You may read on the Internet about the debate on how often to vaccinate your adult dog for DHLP-Parvo-Corona. The debate ranges from vaccinating for everything every year to not vaccinating at all after a certain age. The doctors of Windmill Animal Hospital believe neither extreme is correct; vaccinating every year is simply not necessary, and not vaccinating at all can be very dangerous. Pet owners in Norway quit vaccinating their adult dogs for DHP-Parvo-Corona in the mid to late 1990's; consequently, the dogs of Norway had to endure a pandemic of Canine Distemper recently.

The doctors of Windmill Animal Hospital recommend administering the DHLP-Parvo-Corona vaccination with the following schedule:

· at 6, 10 and 14 weeks of age for all puppies

· repeat 1 year later

· repeat every three years after that

High-risk dogs (show dogs, search & rescue dogs, obedience dogs, agility dogs) may need vaccinating annually while competing.