Vaccination of dogs and cats

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The AVA updated its policy on vaccination of dogs and cats in June 2009, which has since been re-ratified as a position statement.

Our information for vets includes the background to the position statement, some tips on communicating well with owners and answers to some frequently asked questions.

The information for pet owners explains about vaccinations and related health care issues for dogs and cats.

There is also information about what the position statement means for pet care businesses.

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Vaccination for pets

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