Because prevention is better than a cure
Prevention is better than cure, and your pet’s health and well-being is no exception. The Veterinary Hospital team recommends that your pet receives a check-up at least once a year or more frequently as they get older. If they have special medical needs please ring for advice.
Regular visits to the vet play a huge part in the “prevention is better than cure” approach and are critical to preventing illness and identifying any newly emerging problems before they become serious.
Apart from detecting any subtle changes in your pet’s physical health, annual vet checks give us an opportunity to get your pet’s vaccinations and parasite control up to date, check your pet’s weight and teeth, and address any issues that may be worrying you.
You can register your pet with us in person or online. All new clients receive a welcome pack from us with loads of advice, clinic times, pet health notes and nutrition advice. We will ensure your puppy is protected against parasites, has the best nutritional advice and put in a schedule for their vaccinations as well as answer all your questions.
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Vaccinations are essential for your pet and are a critical part of preventative healthcare in cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets. Vaccinations prevent your pet from contracting potentially fatal diseases.
We routinely vaccinate dogs against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, leptospirosis and infectious bronchitis (kennel cough).
Our recommended puppy vaccination schedule is as follows:
1st vaccination: 6-10 weeks
2nd vaccination: 10-12 weeks
The interval between the primary vaccinations should be 2-4 weeks, but no longer.
Booster vaccinations must be given every year. Each practice sends out reminders for annual health checks and booster vaccinations.
All dogs must microchipped by law. We will help you ensure that you re compliant with the law and that all the paper work is correct. We vaccinate our puppies against many different diseases so we will work out the m
Cats are vaccinated against cat flu, feline infectious enteritis, and feline leukaemia.
Our recommended kitten vaccination schedule is as follows:
1st vaccination: 9 weeks
2nd vaccination: 12 weeks
The interval between the primary vaccinations should be 3-5 weeks, but no longer.
Booster vaccinations are given every year.
Rabbits should be vaccinated against viral haemorrhagic disease strains one and two and myxomatosis from 7 weeks of age.
There are many parasites that your animals can bring with them or contract even in your back garden. Our team will advise you on the best treatment and prevention throughout the course of their life.
Each time your dog comes for a routine check-up we will check their teeth to ensure they are clean and healthy. 80% of dogs over the age of 2 years suffer from dental diseases. We can advise you on the best way to help prevent dental disease.
Nutrition is the cornerstone of good health. All our staff are trained to advise you throughout your animal’s life about the best nutrition.
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