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Why Vaccinating Your Pet Properly Is Important

02 Jul

Castle Vets Reading

Figures from the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) Annual Welfare Report have demonstrated that millions of pets in the UK are vulnerable to preventable diseases (data taken from the 2014 PAW report). Their research tells us that around 31% of pets in the UK have never had a booster vaccination and 21% have never been vaccinated at all; this means that millions of pets are at risk and could die prematurely from devastating preventable illnesses such as Parvovirus, Leptospirosis (humans can catch this one too!), Feline Leukaemia and Feline Infections Enteritis because their owners are failing to vaccinate them.

Why Should We Vaccinate?

In the past many animals became severely ill because of diseases which, thanks to vaccination, are now rarely seen. Although these diseases are less common, they have not been completely eradicated. If the number of pets protected by vaccines drops our pets could be at risk from an…

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Posted by on July 2, 2015 in Tips

 

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