Veterinarians fear for pets’ health after one in four owners admit to missing appointments during pandemic

Veterinarians fear for pets’ health after one in four owners admit to missing appointments during pandemic

05/11/2020
November 5, 2020, BRUSSELS – Veterinarians have warned of a resurgence of preventable diseases among domestic animals after one in four pet owners said they had delayed or missed appointments because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
More than one in 10 cats and dogs had missed routine treatment or care, such as primary vaccines, as a result, according to a poll of more than 3,200 owners across four countries.
 
The survey, commissioned by the global animal health association HealthforAnimals in partnership with leading animal health marketing and communications consultancy Pegasus, revealed safety fears around the risk of Covid-19 outside personal “social bubbles” were the primary driver despite a growing number of veterinarians offering remote consultations.
 
View Overviews of the survey results: Global, USA, UK, France, Brazil
 
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