Health protection and disease avoidance

There is a wealth of guidance on maintaining pet health, including general management or husbandry, nutrition, hygiene and vaccination advice.  

This guidance also applies to assistance and therapy animals.

Attention to these aspects of care will help to keep your pets healthy, and safeguard the well-recognised positive effects on human health and well-being of owning a pet.

  • Veterinary advice is key to all matters concerning pet health.
  • Keeping vaccinations up to date is essential, as prevention is better than cure.
  • Healthy pets require fewer antibiotics, which helps to reduce spread of antibiotic resistance - How pets can help in the fight against AMR.
  • Practice website or waiting room video resource.

Guidance is provided on reducing the risk of infection to people from handling raw pet foods.