Petco and Non-Revenue Petco Love Reinforce the Significance of Vaccinations as A part of Routine Pet Care

Revealed: Aug. 26, 2022 at 1:20 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Following latest, preventable outbreaks of lethal Parvovirus, and within the midst of Petco Love’s Vaccinated and Liked initiative to offer 1 million free vaccines for pet mother and father in want, Petco Well being and Wellness Firm, Inc. (Nasdaq: WOOF) is reminding pet mother and father concerning the significance of vaccinating their beloved pets, and urging them to go to their veterinarian or make an appointment with their native vaccination clinic to make sure their pets are updated on all related vaccines.

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“Correct vaccinations are a vital and important preventive care ingredient of each pet’s total well being and wellness,” mentioned Dr. Whitney Miller, DVM, MBA, DACVPM and Chief Veterinarian at Petco. “Most sicknesses we advocate vaccinations for have the potential to be very severe, costly to deal with and doubtlessly deadly if not detected early sufficient. No pet or pet dad or mum ought to endure from the potential penalties of an simply preventable sickness, so we strongly advocate pet mother and father keep updated on acceptable vaccines by means of their pet’s lifetime.”

What pet mother and father ought to know, in response to Dr. Miller:

  1. Pet mother and father ought to plan on seeing and establishing a relationship with a veterinarian as quickly as a brand new pet comes dwelling for routine care and mandatory vaccines, whatever the pet’s age.
  2. Many vaccines require a collection of photographs or common boosters over a pet’s lifetime to grow to be or stay totally efficient, and plenty of are both required by regulation or mandatory to guard your pet and others from severe illness.
  3. For an in depth view of frequent and really useful vaccines and timelines, Petco presents a whole information for Canine & Pet Vaccines and Cat and Kitten Vaccines.

Pet mother and father can get and keep updated on all really useful vaccines for canine and cats at greater than 200 Vetco Complete Care full-service hospitals conveniently positioned inside Petco pet care facilities, or at Vetco Vaccination Clinics frequently held at greater than 1,200 Petco pet care facilities and choose Lowe’s places. Vetco’s licensed veterinarians provide handy, reasonably priced vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm prevention and pharmacy companies with clear pricing and no examination charges.

“Listening to about pets misplaced to simply preventable ailments is heartbreaking for any pet lover,” mentioned Susanne Kogut, Petco Love President. “The vaccines Petco supplies by means of Vetco Complete Care and Vetco Vaccination Clinics save pet lives on daily basis, and the 1 million free vaccines Petco Love dedicated to offering to household pets by means of our community-based animal welfare companions in partnership with Merck is already making an enormous distinction, particularly for the almost 30 % of pet mother and father who do not frequently convey their pet to their vet not less than annually. By elevating consciousness and creating higher entry to this important preventive care, we’re aiming to forestall the unfold of lethal ailments and the useless lack of beloved pets.”

To guide a vaccination appointment, go to petco.com/vet. To be taught extra about Petco Love’s #VaccinatedAndLoved initiative, go to care.petcolove.org.

About Petco, The Well being + Wellness Co.

Based in 1965, Petco is a category-defining well being and wellness firm centered on bettering the lives of pets, pet mother and father and our personal Petco companions. We have constantly set new requirements in pet care whereas delivering complete pet wellness merchandise, companies and options, and creating communities that deepen the pet-pet dad or mum bond. We function greater than 1,500 pet care facilities throughout the US, Mexico and Puerto Rico, which presents merchandise, companion animals, grooming, coaching and a rising community of on-site veterinary hospitals and cellular veterinary clinics. Our full pet well being and wellness ecosystem is accessible by means of our pet care facilities and digitally at petco.com and on the Petco app. In tandem with Petco Love (previously the Petco Basis), an unbiased nonprofit group, we work with and help hundreds of native animal welfare teams throughout the nation and, by means of in-store adoption occasions, we have helped discover properties for greater than 6.5 million animals.

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