MSD Animal Health has launched the Safe Journey campaign that gives vets and pet owners access to educational resources regarding the possible risk of exotic disease whilst abroad, such as babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, rabies, dirofilariasis, leishmaniasis, leptospirosis and Echinococcus multilocularis, and the associated information required for prevention and reduction of such risks. There are veterinary practice posters, social media material and information which have all the details relating to the risks and what preparations are necessary before embarking (☺) on a journey with your pet. The campaign is part of MSD Animal Health’s Keeping Britain’s Pets Healthy initiative, in preparation for the inevitable rise in the number of pets being taken out of the country during the school holidays.
“MSD Animal Health has launched the Safe Journey campaign that gives vets and pet owners access to educational resources regarding the possible risk of exotic disease whilst abroad.“
Veterinary Advisor at MSD Animal Health, Claire Gotto, said: “With increasing numbers of pets travelling abroad and the risk of exposure to exotic diseases, we need to ensure Britain’s pets are protected by providing owners with advice on comprehensive preventative healthcare for their travelling pets. This is particularly important as pet travel legislation is primarily in place to protect human health, and pet owners may be unaware of the similar risks to their pets. As an industry, we should therefore be advocating preventative healthcare, in addition to the legislation, in order to protect not only individual travelling pets from exotic disease, but also the UK pet population as a whole.”