Annual vaccinations including a health check are recommended for Rabbits, Cats, Dogs and Horses. Diseases that we recommend vaccinating your pets against vary by species and individual circumstances. Decisions on appropriate cover can be discussed with our vets and tailored to you and your pet.
If you are using a cattery or kennels please check carefully when you book your pet with them as to their requirements for type and timing of inoculations. Requirements do vary and can be very strict, potentially leading to a stressful start to your holiday!
Routine Parasite Treatment
Treating your pets for worms and fleas is an important consideration to ensure optimum health for your pet and the rest of your family. There are a multitude of products available to cover the various parasites we have locally and internationally and finding the appropriate product for your pet is a common question we are asked.
As advised in our Pet Healthcare Plan, we advise using flea and worm treatments all year round for dogs and cats.
A microchip is an inert device approximately the size of a grain of rice that can be inserted through a needle under the skin of most species for permanent identification. It allows your pet to be identified via a scanner held by veterinary practices, animal wardens and rescue centres across the country and abroad. If your pet goes missing and is found and brought to one of these centres, the scanner brings up a unique code which can be referenced on a national database to find your details to reunite you both.
We do advise routine neutering of cats not intended for breeding at 5-9 months old due to the number of unwanted kittens every year. For dogs, routine neutering is advised but individual cases are best discussed with your Vet. Spay operations for females and castrations for males are routinely performed as day patients. Your pet would ideally have been checked by one of our Vets prior to booking in for their operation. We have pre operation forms available to aid you through the procedure. Bitch Spays are best performed in between seasons which usually means approximately 3 months following a season.
Animal Health Certificates
Travelling abroad with your pet is becoming more and more popular. Our Vets are qualified to issue your dog with an Animal Health Certificate to facilitate this and we can also give you an information leaflet on travelling to Europe and back to the UK.
This is the most difficult decision to make for a loved pet and also the most important. As pet owners ourselves, we understand the heartache in trying to choose a ‘right time’ and we are here to advise and support you.
It is out of our love for these important furry members of our family that we turn to euthanasia to give our pets a release from their suffering.