How it works:
1. Chosen gift
Your £10 gift has given a puppy their two DHPP vaccines, protecting them against distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus.
To dedicate your gift to a friend or loved-one with a personalised gift card please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and message.
Wild at Heart Foundation delivers your card (either to you if requested or your recipient) and your Inspired Gift to the dogs and our projects which are in the greatest need.
Why your gift is important
Vaccinations are the most important way to safeguard the long-term health and wellness of dogs and puppies, and when the vast majority of dogs within a given area or country are vaccinated, this reduces the risk factors for all of the dogs in the area, even those that are not vaccinated. Vaccinating dogs and puppies is therefore very important, not just for the ongoing health and well being of each individual dog, but for the overall health and condition of the dog population.
While adult dogs can be vaccinated at any age against the main transmissible conditions that they may come into contact with, vaccination is especially important for puppies and young dogs. As a dog ages, their immune systems develop and strengthen alongside of their physical development, giving them a greater chance of fighting off any potential disease or condition that they may come into contact with. Puppies and young dogs have not yet had the chance to build and strengthen their immune systems by means of exposure to the outside world, and so the risk factors for their developing or catching any illness or infection that they may come into contact with while young is much higher than it is for adult dogs.