From nail clips and microchipping to advice on weight management or neutering, our nurses are here to help you through the amazing journey of owning a pet.
Our puppy clinics are available to help you give your puppy the best possible start in life. We will discuss diet, behaviour, preventative health care and we are here to answer any questions you may have. We encourage clients to come monthly for worm and flea treatments as not only is important for your pet but it also gets puppies used to coming to the vets. We find as they grow up it will be a lot less scary for them.
There is a lot to think about when you get a new kitten. Our nurses will tell you all you need know and are here to advise you every step of the way. We will discuss worming, microchipping, vaccinating, pet insurance and more. In a lot of cases we see our clients back every month so we can keep track of your kitten’s growth and development and to ensure they are comfortable visiting the practice.
When your pet reaches a specific age their growth rate will be slowing down, so dietary requirements will be different. We will discuss dietary changes as well as neutering options.
The surge in hormones may cause behavioural changes as your pet begins to act like a teenager. We will advise you as necessary and help you through your pet's teenage years.
By monitoring our older pet’s health regularly we can pick up on early changes and help them live a longer and healthier life.
The check up includes a questionnaire about your pets current health and behaviour and preventative healthcare advice for older animals.
We offer urine samples which can tell us many things and can pick up early signs of disease. We can also check your pet's blood pressure. Click here for advice about how to collect urine.
Should your pet be overweight, it is important that we help you get this under control as there are many health risks associated with obesity. We will identify your pet’s ideal weight and work out a diet and exercise plan, throughout the process we are here for support and to weigh your pet at regular intervals.
Dogs and cats have teeth just like us therefore, plaque and bacteria can accumulate on their teeth causing inflammation and infection in the gums and tooth roots. It is important to have your pet's teeth checked regularly to prevent pain and tooth loss. In our dental clinics we can check your pet's teeth and educate on how to do it at home, as well as information on dental hygiene and cleaning at home.
The mobility of your pet can be affected by many factors such as age, trauma and pathology. If you feel your pet is becoming stiff or lame or just behaving slightly differently, we can advise you on the best course of action, however as nurses we can not diagnose. We may advise that you see a vet if we feel your pet is in pain or needs medication.
If your pet has been recently diagnosed with diabetes or you just need help with monitoring this condition, our nurses will guide you through everything you need to know. At first diabetes can seem overwhelming but we can help you put it into perspective and create a manageable plan so that you and your pet can carry on enjoying life.
Our nurses will give you advice about how to help your pet feel calm and safe during the fireworks. This will include short term coping techniques and medication options.
If left untreated, fear of fireworks does not go away and often gets worse over time. The nurse will also be able to discuss long term therapies to help prevent firework phobia recurring in the future.
Remember, fireworks are no longer confined to the 5th of November and often continue throughout Christmas and the New Year so make sure you are prepared!
Your rabbit will receive a general health check, including eyes, ears teeth, skin and nails.
The nurse will also discuss preventative health care advice to help keep your bunny healthy and happy.
Physiotherapy is an up and coming service which we are now pleased to offer in practice.
We are able to tailor a programme specifically for your pet's physical needs. As a matter of routine, you will be fully instructed and encouraged to be proactive in the rehabilitation of your pet in your home.
*If your pet is ill you will be advised to book in with a vet for an examination.