The leading Consumer group, CHOICE is reported to have cautioned Australians against over-vaccination of their pets. The group has claimed that many pet owners is Australian have been indulging in vaccinating their pets too often than required, thereby, inadvertently landing their lives in jeopardy.
It has been reported that numerous adult cats and dogs are still being given injections annually, despite the international advice and new professional guidelines issued last year that called for such vaccinations to be given after a cycle of three years.
Besides, the non awareness of the new vaccination guidelines among pet owner, several vets across the nation continue to recommend annual core vaccinations. In addition, many vaccines still bear the label that they can be used on yearly basis thereby emerging it as a compounded issue.
To address the situation, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), the Australian watchdog is reported to be working with manufacturers in a bid to rectify the flawed information and update it.
''The vet might say there is no conflict of interest, but there is certainly a perceived conflict of interest because we know that so much of their revenue is derived from their vaccinations”, CHOICE Spokesman Christopher Zinn posted while discussing about the various obstacles that might crop up in the way to ensure that each and every vet abide the new guidelines.