Millions of dogs in the US have been getting their shots every three weeks, but according to one expert, it’s just not the same.
“If you have a dog that has been on your insurance policy for five years, you are paying for their entire life, and you’re only getting the vaccinations that are required for them to be eligible for coverage,” says PETCO chief executive Peter Gallagher.
“There’s no benefit to vaccinating your dog.”
Gallagher believes the vaccination programme needs to be changed.
“The way the vaccination plan is structured now, it just isn’t enough.
If you are going to vaccinate your dog, it has to be for life.
You can’t just vaccinate it for the next two months.”
The new system also means that the majority of US dogs get a shot every two weeks, while the vast majority of the UK population gets one every six months.
Here’s how to get the most out of your dogs vaccination.
Read more: Here’s what it’s like to vaccine your dog in the UK.
How to vaccate your dog In the US, you have to take a shot once a week.
In the UK, you get two shots every two to three weeks.
Here are some of the best vaccines for dogs, with recommendations for each.
For your dog: