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The great success story...

Infectious diseases once killed thousands of pets each year. However, vaccination has become one of the greatest success stories of veterinary medicine, saving countless lives. Today - thanks to vaccination - infectious disease is increasingly less prevalent. 

Should we vaccinate our pets?

Many of the animal diseases the veterinary profession vaccinate against are fatal. Parvovirus, for example, can be fatal for an unvaccinated dog. Many diseases are preventable through the use of vaccination. Vaccination is often the only route to ensuring the health and safety of your well-loved pet.

What are the dangers?

Vaccination has dramatically reduced the incidence of many diseases in pets. However, no animal diseases have been completely eradicated. Sadly, the veterinary profession still commonly sees cases of many preventable diseases including: parvovirus; feline leukaemia; cat flu; and myxomatosis. 

Are annual boosters really necessary?

Annual boosters are still necessary in order to prevent certain diseases. Each year, during your pet's annual check-up, your veterinary surgeon will advise on the vaccines required to maintain protection. Willett House aims to use the minimum number of vaccines whilst still providing optimum protection.

Do vaccines cause illness?

As with any medicinal product, an adverse reaction is possible. However, severe adverse reactions are exceptionally rare and the vaccines are tested thoroughly for safety and efficacy.

Can homeopathic vaccines protect my pet?

There is currently no legal requirement for homeopathic vaccines to undergo efficacy or safety trials. Although we have no wish to disparage homeopathy in general, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that homeopathic vaccines can protect your pet against infectious diseases.

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