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12/04/2018
WE URGE DOG OWNERS TO CHECK THAT THEIR PETS VACCINATION IS UP TO DATE

Following a recent case of Parvovirus, the vets at The Vale Veterinary Group are raising awareness of the importance of pet vaccination for dogs.  In an attempt to prevent further cases of the disease, all owners are being asked to check their vaccination records; If they believe that their dogs may not be currently covered they should contact their  veterinary practice. 

Vet Alan Benson explains “Parvovirus is usually spread by environmental contamination with dog faeces.  There does not need to be direct dog to dog contact and it can be brought into the household on shoes.  Unprotected dogs, especially the young, develop severe vomiting and bloody diarrhoea, and in most cases, despite the best veterinary care, the dog cannot be saved.” Alan continues, “The distress to the dog and their owners is obvious. Unfortunately there are still a large number of dogs which have never been vaccinated or whose vaccinations have lapsed, making them vulnerable to infection.  We believe that preventive care including regular vaccinations and health checks are the best way an owner can actively help their pet’s long-term health” concludes Alan.

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