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Why do I need to have my pet vaccinated?

Vaccination is necessary in order to provide protection against life threatening diseases – for example in dogs: distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus leptospirosis. Cats can be protected against diseases such as cat flu and feline leukemia, and rabbits against myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease.

The current low incidence of some of these diseases, such as distemper and parvirus, is mainly due dog owners having their pets regularly vaccinated. However, not even these diseases are eradicated so without regular vaccination, your dog is at risk.

Talk to your vet for further information or if you have any concerns, or for more background information, see the website of the British Veterinary Association (www.bva.co.uk) or (www.noah.co.uk).