When your pets boosters are due we send out reminder cards, however, these can arrive at busy times for the household, like holidays or in times of other financial pressures. For whatever reasons your pet’s booster may now be significantly overdue and as a result a new primary course will need to be given as a single booster won’t restore full immunity.
Throughout May Oakville Veterinary Surgery is participating in National Vaccination Month….
“What does this mean for me and my pet?” – For the price of an annual booster your cat, dog or rabbit will be given the complete primary course of vaccinations making them up to date and fully protected against a range of infectious diseases. As well as this they will also be given a free health check with the first part of the vaccination, this is a vital part of the programme as an unhealthy pet may not respond well to vaccination, it also gives you the opportunity to discuss any concerns or ask any questions that you may have regarding your pet. After the first vaccination a second is needed 3 weeks after to ensure full immunity to infectious diseases, once this is done your pet will then need annual boosters.
“Are there any terms and conditions?” – There are a few things that are required to take part in the amnesty, cats and dogs must be over 18 months old and had no vaccinations for 18 months and rabbits must be over 9 months old and had no vaccinations for 9 months.
“Sounds good, what do I have to do to take part in this amnesty?” – Firstly you need to visit the national vaccination month website www.nvmonline.co.uk and register your pet, you will then be given a voucher which needs to be printed out and brought along to your appointment. Next, call the practice where staff will be more than happy to make you an appointment to begin the vaccination course, after this first injection you will be asked to make another appointment in 3 weeks time for the second part of the course- your cat, dog or rabbit is then fully up to date with its vaccinations and all for the price of a booster!
For more information on the vaccination amnesty or your pets vaccinations call the practice on 01952 506360, pick up a leaflet at reception or visit www.nvmonline.co.uk