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Why do we vaccinate pets?

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Why do we vaccinate pets?

Vaccination has been one of the great success stories of veterinary medicine and has saved countless thousands of animals.

But these days - thanks, largely, to vaccination - infectious disease is much less obvious even though these important diseases still circulate amongst the pet population.

Why protect against fleas

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Why protect against fleas

The Big Flea Project found that 1 in 4 cats and 1 in 7 dogs selected at random were found to be carrying fleas.

Travelling pets

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Travelling pets

If you are travelling abroad with your pet you are likely to face a relatively long car journey and a warm climate on arrival at your destination...


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Diabetes mellitus is a common condition that affects the concentration of glucose, or sugar, in your pet’s blood.

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Big Flea and Tick Projects

MSD Animal Health have worked to research the most common parasite threats to the nation’s dogs and cats...

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Reducing risk


Reducing the risk of infectious disease during lockdown


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