Preventative Healthcare

Vaccination and routine checks

We strongly recommend routine vaccination of dogs, cats and rabbits to protect them against common diseases, some of which can be fatal.

Puppies and kittens require an initial course of two vaccines, with yearly boosters to maintain their protection. We perform a health check at the time of vaccination which, where appropriate, includes a screening urine test. This is a good opportunity to ask questions about your pet’s health and to bring any problems to our attention.

We advise annual myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD) vaccinations for rabbits.


Microchipping

Microchipping provides pets with a means of permanent identification and can be invaluable in ensuring the return of your pet if it is lost or strays. It is a simple procedure that can be done at a normal appointment without anaesthetic. We offer a reduced price if your pet has a microchip at the same time as another procedure such as vaccination or neutering. Microchipping is also free if you pet is on our health care plan

Microchipping of all dogs and cats as early as possible is strongly recommended - it is much better to do this BEFORE your pet gets lost! As of April 2016, microchipping of all dogs over the age of 7 weeks became a legal requirement.


Flea and worm treatments

We can advise you on the treatment and importantly, the prevention of fleas. Flea treatment should involve not only treatment of your animal but also its environment.

Regular worming of your dog or cat is important not only for your pet but also for the health of your family and the environment. We advise treatment every three months for most adult dogs and cats and more regular treatment of puppies and kittens. We can advise you on the most appropriate treatment.



Repeat prescriptions

Please give 24 hours notice for a request for a repeat prescription.

It is essential that we check all patients at least every six months to ensure that there are no side effects and that the medication and dose rate are still appropriate. Written prescriptions are available on request.




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