Why are vaccinations important for pets?
''Vaccinations protect pets from potentially deadly diseases.
The injections contain a weak or man-made version of a disease. This triggers your pet’s body to produce antibodies to fight the disease. If they catch the same disease in the future, their body will recognise it and fight it off much more effectively.
Use of vaccinations - or ‘jabs’ - has helped to stop pets getting sick and has saved millions of lives over the last few decades. There are lots of illnesses that used to be common but now are rarely seen by vets, thanks to vaccinations stopping them spreading. If owners stop vaccinating their pets, we’ll see a lot of these rare conditions coming back and more seriously ill pets will be in need of lifesaving treatment.''
Find out more about how vaccinations protect your dog by clicking the image below to take you to the PDSA website.