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Vaccines for dogs & cats: advice for owners

Information and advice for dog and cat owners on vaccines and vaccination.

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Vaccines for Dogs & Cats: Advice for owners

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Information covered includes:

  • why you should vaccinate your pet
  • what a vaccine is and how it works
  • how you know that vaccines are safe
  • who can supply vaccines
  • side effects, adverse events and the reported concerns from over vaccinating
  • what you should do if you think your pet has had an adverse reaction to a vaccine
  • travelling abroad with your pet
  • why vets vaccinate pups and kittens at different ages
  • how often your pet should be vaccinated
  • why all dogs and cats get the same vaccine dose, whatever their size, or breed
  • what is meant by the onset of immunity and duration of immunity
  • what maternally derived antibodies are
  • what vaccines are available
Published 1 January 2014