Special Report

The Most Common Reasons People Take Their Dog to the Vet

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2. Vaccinations
> Percentage of pet owners who obtained service or product in 2016: No data available

According to the ASPCA, “canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines. Non-core vaccines are given depending on the dog’s exposure risk. These include vaccines against Bordetella bronchiseptica, Borrelia burgdorferi and Leptospira bacteria.”

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1. Routine/Preventive Care (includes exam, vaccinations, etc.)
> Percentage of pet owners who obtained service or product in 2016: 80.90%

Routine/preventive care is a very good reason for a visit to the vet, and fortunately a very high percentage of dog owners embrace it. Prevention is better than cure and may be a whole lot cheaper too.