Are pet vaccinations still important?

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 01:07:06-05

There's a growing trend to skip pet vaccinations.

Pet owners opting not to vaccinate cite the expense, or feel vaccinations just aren't necessary.

A study done in England finds as many as one-in-four dogs aren't vaccinated.

We asked viewers on our Facebook page if they get their pets vaccinated?

The overwhelming response in Green Country is Yes!

Comments included, Shasta Simpson, "Hell yes I vaccinate my dogs they are part of the family. Just like I vaccinate my children and myself."

Jennifer Hill, "We no longer vaccinate. Two of my animals had adverse reactions to vaccines. They don't need them every year anyway."

Jackie Poland Feliciano, "I vaccinate but I do not do them every year! They do not need them every year just like we do not need shots every year."

Amanda Leigh, "Watching dogs die of parvo is no sight anyone wants to see."

Amanda Jeremy Watkins, "Well we had a chocolate lab that got out of our yard and animal control picked him up. We had to pre pay for a rabies vaccine to get him out. We had picked him up on a Tuesday at the shelter and he was fine all that week. We took him that Friday to get the shot and Saturday afternoon he started acting sick, couldn't sit up or walk. He died sometime in the night or early morning. I would not ever do that again."

Many communities including Tulsa require dogs and cats to have rabies vaccinations in order to be licensed.

To see more responses, check out this thread on the KJRH Facebook page.

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