It is important to keep up with your pet’s vaccinations for your own pet’s benefit, but by doing this you are also helping to increase the immunity of the dog and cat population in the UK as a whole. The higher the percentage of vaccinated animals as a whole then the safer they all are.
Unfortunately, there is some rhetoric online now about pet vaccinations being dangerous. There is simply no evidence of this. We work very closely with our vaccination suppliers and no link has been found between the vaccines we use and any health problems. We also use lepto 2 instead of lepto 4 (the main one that people are worried about). We vary the exact concoction of vaccination we give each year so we are not over-vaccinating our pets but keeping them safe.
We have had zero reactions to any of the vaccinations that we offer here at Kelperland.
Having a yearly booster vaccination is also a vital opportunity for the vet to perform a thorough health check, often allowing us to pick up problems early and discuss any concerns you may have. Pets are notorious for hiding when they are unwell or in pain and it is amazing how frequently we pick up a health problem at a routine check.
The vaccination itself is a simple injection given into the skin above the animal’s neck, it is very quick and well tolerated.
If your pet is overdue for his or her boosters don’t worry – bring them down to us and we’ll restart their vaccination course straight away. This is very simple, it just involves a second injection 2-3 weeks later.
To help with the cost of vaccinations we have set up our very own “Pet Club” – signing your pet up into our club gets you big discounts and also spreads costs out over the calendar year. Find out more on our Pet Club here.
If you would like any more information regarding vaccinations then just pick up the phone and give us a call on 01628 624935. We would be more than happy to discuss this at length with you.