A lot of inexperienced pet owners buy a pet but are not aware of all the basic things that their pet needs to get the best start in life, eg: worming and flea prevention, vaccinations, nutrition etc.
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Vaccinating your pet is very important. It prevents diseases which in some cases can be life threatening for your pet and is also a stepping stone in giving them a long and healthy life.
As a pet owner, are you aware of when your pet is due their vaccination? Do you ask your vet to send you reminders of when the vaccination is due? Do you know what your pet is being vaccinated against?
Absolutely and so should any person responsible for a pet - it's the very least we are able to do. Domesticated animals give unconditional love to their owners and the minimum we are able to do is ensure they are protected.
People feed and water their pets without question and should therefore see the annual vaccination incorporated as part of the maintenance and care of a pet. Not keeping up to date with this is being irresponsible and opens the door for common place diseases to be caught, when if vaccinated can so easily be avoided. I see this akin to parents vaccinating their children.
We have a dog and he gets an annual C5 vaccination which protects him from the core diseases such as parvovirus, distemper, respiratory diseases such as kennel cough and hepatitis. We also flea him every fortnight alternating between advantage and advocate.