Vaccine Amnesty - Is your dog or cat overdue vaccinations...
Early detection of certain problems such as weight loss, heart murmurs and abdominal changes can be invaluable. As a result, the practice will be offering reduced price vaccinations for all dogs and cats whose vaccination has lapsed. Pets will receive a full vaccination course against the main diseases for the price of a booster whilst also receiving their annual health check-up. A health check & vaccination can also be a requirement to validate insurance.
Routine vaccinations protect pets against potentially fatal diseases and, although some of these diseases are no longer rife, they still exist in the environment causing outbreaks without warning. Alarmingly, some of these preventable diseases are zoonotic, meaning they can transfer from animals to humans. An example of this is Leptospirosis or as it is more commonly known Weil’s disease.
We understand that there can be a variety of reasons not all pets’ vaccinations are kept up-to-date. Preventative medicine is preferable and less costly than treatment, or in some cases, it is the only option. At Ashworth Vets, we are dedicated to helping pet owners keep their pets, which are part of their family, healthy. Of course, some problems can’t be avoided but it makes sense to reduce the risk – and that’s why we’re embarking on the vaccine amnesty scheme.
If your pets’ annual booster injections have lapsed, you will need to organise a full vaccine course of two injections 4 weeks apart; and thereafter an annual booster of one injection to maintain protection. If you have any questions regarding vaccination & titre testing then do please be aware that we can offer this service and would advise speaking to your veterinary surgeon if you would like to know more.
For further information or to take advantage of the vaccine amnesty and make an appointment during 26th March – 18th May 2018 please contact your local branch of Ashworth vets and book in for your amnesty vaccine.