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Pet Vaccination & Neutering
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Pet Vaccination & Neutering

Pet Vaccination & Neutering

Research by the PDSA and YouGov suggests that more than 11 million pets could die prematurely in the next decade from preventable diseases such as parvovirus, feline leukeamia and certain forms of cancer because their owners are failing to vaccinate or neuter them. In our region, around 47% of owners reported that their pets were not vaccinated (primary or booster) or had not been neutered.

It may be that vaccination is a victim of its own success with many owners not seeing the infectious diseases that vaccines prevent in their pets and their friends’ pets, but once the level of vaccination in the population drops, the disease incidence starts to rise. Just look at the recent measles outbreak in humans in Wales.

These diseases have not gone away. They have only been kept in check by responsible pet owners keeping their pet’s vaccinations up to date.

For reliable health information about your pets, why not take a look at http://www.pethealthinfo.org.uk or simply ask us at AlphaPet?