Vaccination Amnesty

vaccine_amnestyHas your pet missed their booster this year?

Did you stop vaccinating after their puppy and kitten course?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to either of the above then you and your pet can take advantage of our Vaccination Amnesty.

At Value Vets, we are offering a full restart course of your pet’s vaccinations at a discounted price. Your cats restart vaccination course will cost £40.43, and your dogs restart course is only £53.70.

Why are boosters required?

The initial vaccines given to your puppies and kittens provide them with protection against diseases which can sometimes be fatal.

Over time this protection falls and their immunity levels need ‘topping up’ on a yearly basis by a booster vaccination. Your pet will also receive a full health check at their annual booster appointment by your veterinary surgeon before they are vaccinated. This is the ideal time for them to have an ‘MOT’ to make sure that they are fit and healthy at least once a year. It is a common misconception by pet owners that once your pet has had their initial vaccines they will be covered for life and regular boosters are unnecessary.

Why does my pet need to restart the course again?

When your pet was a puppy or kitten, it was vaccinated twice with an interval of 2-4 weeks between injections. These injections were required to ensure a full immune response to all parts of the vaccine. If you do not come back for the annual boosters after this, or if you leave it over 18 months after the last vaccination, the protection for some of the diseases may no longer be sufficient and a course of 2 vaccines is needed again to boost their immunity.

What is a Vaccination Amnesty?

At Value Vets we routinely send out reminders for your pets’ annual booster, but we appreciate that they can arrive at busy times and sometimes they get forgotten. A vaccination amnesty is a great way to bring your pet’s vaccination status up to date at a minimal cost to you. This year in our area, there have been several outbreaks of Parvovirus and we have treated several unvaccinated dogs which have not been able to fight the disease and sadly passed away. Had these dogs had their vaccinations, their immune system would have been able to produce antibodies to help fight the disease which helps increase their chance of survival.

Don’t forget your cats!

Cats roam around large areas often coming into contact with other cats in the area which may not be vaccinated and potentially carry fatal diseases such as ‘cat flu’ and Feline Leukaemia Virus. By making sure your cat is kept up to date with their vaccines, you can protect them and the spread of infectious diseases.

Act now. Visit your local Value Vets clinic to take advantage of this great offer and save over 20% on your pets vaccine restart course.

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