As we settle into 2021 and leave memories of 2020 far behind, we are all hoping for a healthy and prosperous year.
There has rightly been a focus on our own health, but it is also important to remember the simple and safe routine treatments available to keep our pets fighting fit.
We have all heard about the importance of vaccines as a tool to combat infectious diseases. There are several pet diseases – some of them potentially fatal – which were once commonly seen at vet practices throughout the UK but are now very rare thanks to widespread vaccination. These include, but are not limited to, canine Parvovirus, Hepatitis, Distemper and feline panleukopaenia and FIV. Taking your pet for their annual booster vaccinations boosts their immunity against such diseases, prevents them circulating amongst our pets and keeps them all safe. This is why vets recommend vaccinating pets from a young age — because they are so vulnerable to the diseases and to prevent them from becoming a reservoir for the infections.
In a similar vein, we also recommend keeping your pets covered against parasitic infections, such as ticks, fleas and worms. Not only do these parasites cause irritation and discomfort for your pets, but they also carry diseases that are dangerous for both pets and their owners. There are a wide variety of treatments available to suit your pet’s needs – depending on what cover they need and how they like to take medication. There is almost certainly one to suit you and your pets needs. By keeping up with these treatments — even through winter — you can prevent these parasites from entering your home and infecting your family.
We can help keep you keep your furry family protected by giving gentle reminders to book them in for their health check and booster alongside reminders to order regular parasite treatment.
We even have a facility to help you spread the cost of vaccinations and preventative medications across the year. If we work together we can secure the health of our pets for 2021 and beyond.