And don't forget about the cats.
For two hours on Saturday, the Washington Township Fire Station resembled a small zoo as the Animal Welfare League of Scioto County hosted its 14th annual pet vaccination clinic.
Just how busy were AWL workers while vaccinating more than 100 animals?
“Terribly,” Vice Chair Amber Davis said. “We've had people coming in from the moment we opened. Actually they were here before we opened.”
Despite so many animals visiting the fire station, they did not fight with each other much, she said.
“We've heard some loud growls and barks, but nothing major,” Davis said.
Some people brought in more than the usual one or two pets for Dr. Dennis Wilcox to inoculate.
“One woman brought in 13 animals,” Davis said.
The vaccines were for distemper, rabies, Parvo and feline leukemia. Dogs also were tested for heartworms.
Those who missed getting their pets vaccinated on Saturday have another chance next weekend.
The AWL will give vaccinations on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Porter Township Fire Station at 676 Center St. in Wheelersburg and the Valley Township Fire Station at 219 Beechwood Ave.
Vaccinations also will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Portsmouth Central Fire Station at 1529 Gallia St.
Vaccinations are $5 to $7 each.
Cats must be transported in carriers and dogs must be leashed.
Besides getting pets vaccinated, Davis said there are other things which can help give them a long and healthy life.
“Spay and neuter, definitely,” she said. “And get their shots and test for heartworms.”
Davis also said to make sure pets are fed a healthy diet and watch for the poisoning of outside pets.
“Sometimes that's a problem,” she said of the latter. “Watch what he eats.”