Significant Decline In Percentage of Cats and Dogs Vaccinated

The seventh annual PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report has been published and shows a significant increase in the percentage of cats and dogs that haven’t had a primary vaccination course. Last year it was found that 18% of cats surveyed had not received their primary vaccination course when young but this year that figure has risen dramatically to 35%, with 46% of cats not having regular boosters. A similar rise has been seen in dogs with 25% of dogs not getting their primary vaccination course when young compared to 12% last year. In both dogs and cats the main reason cited by owners were cost, believing vaccinations were unnecessary and the fact that their animal did not come into contact with other animals.
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