1. Because vaccinations prevent suffering and death
Diseases such as canine parvovirus, feline enteritis, and rabbit haemorrhagic disease pose a
very real threat to pets; unvaccinated animals can, and sometimes do, contract these
infections. And, when they succumb, without aggressive veterinary treatment there is a
good chance that they won’t recover. Even with all the diagnostics, medications and
supportive therapies at our disposal in veterinary practice nowadays, we still see pets dying
from parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, enteritis, leukaemia, myxomatosis, and
haemorrhagic disease, all of which are preventable with easy to administer vaccinations.
Those who do make it, commonly bear a great deal of suffering and also rack up sizeable
veterinary bills. This is heart-breaking for all, us veterinary professionals included.
2. Because these diseases are highly infectious
Most of the diseases which we vaccinate dogs, cats and rabbits against are highly
contagious, with some spreading through the environment and vectors such as fleas, as well
as by physical contact. Just think, pets can contract these illnesses from the park, by sharing
toys, or even from sharing food and water bowls.
3. Because as pet owners we all have a responsibility
We have come a long way in the UK to reduce the incidence of the terrible, preventable
diseases affecting cats, dogs and rabbits, but the fight is never over. We all have a
responsibility not only to our own pets, but to others as well. In particular: stray animals,
young pets, the immune-compromised and others who cannot be vaccinated for one reason
or another, can be protected to some degree when the rest of the pet population is diseasefree.
4. Because it is safe to do so
Vaccinations have undergone rigorous testing and meet stringent safety regulations. That’s
not to say that the odd side effect never occurs, however, the risks are negligibly small, and
the benefit of disease prevention far outweigh them. After all, we vets vaccinate our pets
5. Because with Mobile Vets, it is a stress-free event
We can all appreciate the vital importance of vaccinations, but it doesn’t take from the fact
that for many pets, receiving them can be a highly stressful event. In fact, the needle
through which they are delivered is rarely the problem, they usually barely even notice that.
It’s more to do with the lead up to a vaccination appointment, waiting in the car park or the
waiting room of the vets, with other pets highly charged with anxiety. It’s the unfamiliar
surroundings of the consulting room, especially true for cats and small mammals who aren’t
used to being out of their own environment. It’s being taken away from their people, in
whom they have always sought comfort, to be examined by unfamiliar people. The vast
majority of the veterinary profession are kind, compassionate, pet-loving individuals,
however there’s only so far that that will go when it comes to settling the nerves of a
worried pet. So, what is to be done?
How about the same thorough health examination, the same vaccinations, and a gold
standard of care, only within your pet’s home? Where there is plenty of time for you, the
owner, to ask questions, share your concerns and discuss your pet’s health in a broader
sense, whilst your beloved companion relaxes in their own bed, by the fire, under their
favourite bush or wherever they like best. We come with flea and worm treatments too,
and the ability to test blood and urine; everything you would expect from your local vets.
We are delighted to be able to bring this in-home service to pets and pet owners and would
relish the opportunity to meet you and yours soon