PET owners are being urged to take advantage of a special nationwide animal vaccination campaign taking place throughout March. Vets in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, Ilfracombe, Holsworthy, Hatherleigh, Torrington, Lynton, and South Molton are taking pa

PET owners are being urged to take advantage of a special nationwide animal vaccination campaign taking place throughout March.Vets in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, Ilfracombe, Holsworthy, Hatherleigh, Torrington, Lynton, and South Molton are taking part in the National Vaccination Month amnesty. Throughout the month, they will be offering unvaccinated and unprotected dogs, cats and rabbits a full vaccination course for the price of a booster.During a survey conducted by the Companion Animal Disease Awareness last year, 46 per cent of veterinary practices reported incidents of the killer dog disease, parvovirus, during the previous 12 months. Cat flu was seen by 81 per cent of vets during a one-month survey period making this the most common cat disease reported. Ongoing mild weather conditions continue to put rabbits at risk of myxomatosis, a fatal disease spread by biting insects, which was particularly prevalent last autumn. If your dog or cat has not been vaccinated in the last 18 months, or the last nine months for rabbits, log on to www.vaccinationmonth.co.uk to download a voucher and to find your nearest participating vet.