Drs. Foster and Smith Announces the National Pet Vaccination Initiative

Drs. Foster and Smith dramatically reduces prices on dog and cat vaccines to help stem the national epidemic of unvaccinated pets.

Aug 09, 2010, 10:17 ET from Drs. Foster and Smith

RHINELANDER, Wis., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Only 50% of dogs and a mere 40% of cats are vaccinated against vaccine preventable diseases like distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis and feline leukemia.  These diseases damage or take the lives of countless pets each year.  In an effort to help protect these unvaccinated pets and educate pet owners on the necessity of vaccinations, Drs. Foster and Smith pet supplies has significantly lowered prices on all of its vaccine products and is offering a free, simple online video on how to vaccinate pets safely and economically at home. Vaccine products and how-to videos can be found at http://www.DrsFosterSmith.com.

The Drs. Foster and Smith National Pet Vaccination Initiative is a commitment to four important elements that will help pet owners protect their pets:

  • Low Prices
  • A Full Selection of Dog and Cat Vaccines to meet pet owner needs
  • How-To videos and information
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

Dr. Race Foster said, "I'm not sure that the average pet owner realizes both the importance of having their pets vaccinated and also the fact that they can do this at home.  Of course, veterinarians need to provide rabies vaccinations, but with most other vaccinations people can do the vaccinating at home and much more economically.  No prescription is required. We are working with manufacturers right now to get them onboard with even better pricing.  With the help of major vaccine manufacturers and Drs. Foster and Smith, America's pets no longer need to go unvaccinated."

Dr. Marty Smith added, "There are three primary reasons, it seems to me, that people neglect to have their pets vaccinated:  The cost, the inconvenience of making an appointment to have it done, and a simple lack of awareness of how important it is to a dog or cat's health to have it vaccinated.  In other cases it's because people think a prescription is required and don't want to go through the process of getting one.  But with most vaccines no prescription at all is required. It's this group of pet owners who are not vaccinating their pets today that we are focused on helping.  Of course the elements of our National Pet Vaccination Initiative benefit those who already vaccinate their pets as well, so it's a winner for every pet owner, rescue organization, shelter and breeder."

Information and products for Drs. Foster and Smith's National Pet Vaccination Initiative can be found at http://www.drsfostersmith.com/General.cfm?gid=1114 or by calling 1-800-381-7179.

About Drs. Foster and Smith

Doctors Foster and Smith, a privately owned company, is the #1 catalog and online seller of pet supplies and pharmaceuticals in the industry. Doctors Foster and Smith is known for empowering pet owners by providing extensive veterinarian-supported advice, proprietary information and quality pet products, serving millions of pet owners from coast to coast. Dr. Race Foster and Dr. Marty Smith have become the nation's foremost authorities on pet care and owner education, earning an unmatched reputation for the scope of their veterinary expertise on dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles, pond life, small animals and horses. For more information, visit DrsFosterSmith.com.

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