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UK Vets Concerned About Rise in Antivax Feelings Among Pet Owners

09/12/19 By
Merck Veterinary Manual

A recent survey in Britain conducted by an animal charity has shown a rise in "anti-vax" sentiment among over 5,000 pet owners. The rate of getting early-age vaccines for dogs, cats, or rabbits fell from 84% in 2016 to only 66% in 2019. A representative of the British Veterinary Association said that virtually all veterinarians in Britain had been questioned about the need for vaccinations by clients. Many associate the change in attitude to the rise in negative feelings toward vaccines for human children in recent years.

More details on the survey of British pet owners toward animal vaccines can be read at CNN.

More information on recommendations for vaccines and other preventive care for pets is available in the Merck Veterinary Manual.