It Is Still Crucial to Get Your Dogs Vaccinated, Experts Say
Dogs have always been man's best friend. They have always been special to us humans ever since that we only want to give the best for them and show the most amazing love they deserve. We pamper them not just with material things but also the best medication and vitamins to keep them healthy and strong. This is the reason why some pet parents are against getting their pets vaccinated-they don't want their pets to be at risk.
These anti-vaxxers, also known as people against these vaccines, believe that their dogs and other pets don't need vaccines to keep them healthy and away from different diseases such as parvovirus, rabies, and distemper. Furthermore, they also believe that autism could even pose a threat to their fur baby's body and can cause (canine) autism and other diseases.
Meanwhile, this belief has already been corrected one year ago by Gudrun Ravetz, Senior Vice President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), through a statement she issued in April 2018. "There is currently no reliable scientific evidence to indicate autism in dogs or a link between vaccination and autism," she said. "Vaccinations save lives and are an important tool in keeping our pets healthy."
Despite the outcry of many veterinary experts for pet owners to get their furkids vaccinated and the government's implementation of mandatory pet vaccines, the number of people who are against vaccines is still increasing. This is now basically the culprit that health experts are pointing as one of the reasons why a lot of dogs in the United Kingdom are getting sick.
As to the most recent report posted by Time on one of its articles, Britain's People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) found out that among the correspondents' dogs, 2.2 million of them became sick because they have not been given vaccines ever since they were young. The recent digits are far from what it had been before, which keeps veterinary practitioners worried.
"There is a huge upside and a tiny downside," explains Nicholas Dodman, professor emeritus of veterinary medicine at Tufts University. "It's the same with both dogs and humans," he added.
Veterinary experts are now presently working hand in hand to alter this problem, pushing every fur-parent to become responsible enough to keep their pets healthy and vaccinated. There are a lot of diseases and viruses lurking around different places, even in dog parks or pavements, and some of those can even be fatal, according to AAHA Organization. Experts say, only vaccines can help protect your little pooch from those deadly things.