Kwara tasks pet owners on regular vaccination

bda a dog being vaccinated

The Kwara State Government has advised pet owners to take advantage of the ongoing free vaccination exercise for their pets.

This advice was contained in a press statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on behalf of the Hon. Commissioner, Mrs Oloruntoyosi Thomas, and made available to the press on Monday.

It was earlier reported that a dog recently bit a 33-year-old man to death at the Asa Dam area, Ilorin, Kwara state capital.

The statement explained that the exercise became imperative given the recent cases of dog bites in some communities in the state and its neighbouring states.

It described rabies disease in humans as deadly and highly fatal, resulting from infected dogs and cat bites.

The statement further urged the general public, especially dog breeders and owners, to ensure regular vaccination of their pets at least once a year to curtail incidents of the deadly disease.

According to the statement, all owners of dogs and cats that have not been vaccinated in the last year, or are already due for vaccination are advised to bring their pets for vaccination at the State Veterinary Clinic, Opposite Kwara-Agro Mall, Ilorin.

In the alternative, pet owners are further advised to vaccinate their pets at the Veterinary Hospital in Adewole, behind Mandate Market, or the Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters, Department of Veterinary Services in Ilorin.

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