Why is vaccinating your pet important?

Vaccinating your pet protects them from potentially fatal diseases.

The use of vaccinations or ‘jabs’ has prevented pets from getting sick and saved millions of lives over the last few decades. There are many diseases in dogs and cats that vaccinations prevent from occurring such as:

  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Canine Distemper
  • Canine Parainfluenza Virus
  • Infectious Canine Hepatitis
  • Kennel Cough
  • Leptospirosis
  • Cat flu
  • Feline infectious enteritis
  • Feline Chlamydophilosis
  • Feline Leukaemia virus

It’s very important that young pets are vaccinated early to protect them from these such illnesses and that these are kept up to date with regular booster injections to make sure they aren’t at risk and they maintain their level of protection.

Some boosters are needed more regularly than others and if you aren’t sure when your pet had it’s last course of boosters you may have to start from the beginning – speak to a member of The Pet Vet team who will be happy to check this for you.

Don’t forget for pets that are behind on their vaccinations we are offering a restart programme for the price of a booster during January. If you have any questions or you’d like to get your pet booked in then contact your local Pet Vet surgery here:

www.thepetvet.co.uk/contact-us/

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