If there is anything that cats are innately good at it's getting pregnant. Unfortunately this means that our stray population continues to grow and that a large number of unwanted animals are destroyed every year.
If you do not intend to breed from your pet the responsible thing to do is to neuter them. This also has ma...
Your kitten will usually require two vaccinations, two weeks apart, from nine weeks old.
Young kittens are very susceptible to a bad bout of cat flu or infectious enteritis, both of which can be fatal at a young age.
Unfortunately the smaller the kitten is, the harder it get hit when it comes to infectious d...
Neutering a Female Dog
Neutering a female dog is often referred to as spaying. This means the dog’s ovaries and womb are removed under general anesthesia.
Neutering a female is always advisable if you don’t want to breed from the bitch. Neutering prevents unwanted heats and puppies.
Usually a bitch has two heats...
Congratulations you have a new arrival in the family! Here is some general information about all things puppy!
The first few months of a puppy's life are very important for pup and owner. As well as learning how to behave and socialise, there are some important healthcare needs to attend to.
We will look at matters such as par...
Parasites cause your pet unnecessary pain and discomfort and some, for example, fleas, worms, mites and ticks can also be passed on by your animals to affect your family. Controlling parasites is an important part of keeping you and your pet healthy. We offer a complete range of parasite control products.
Microchipping is a clever way of linking your pet to you.
The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin where it stays for the duration of your pet’s life. Each microchip is assigned a unique code which when registered will be assigned to your details.
Micro chipping is a safe effective...
Neutering is a common term for surgical sterilisation of pets. There are numerous long-term health benefits to neutering your pet. Not least among them is the fact that they will not attract other animals to your home. In addition:
Prevents unwanted litters
Reduces the chances of mammary tumours
Having a sick pet is worrying enough. At least with pet insurance you do not have to worry about the money aspect!
We recommend taking out pet insurance when your pet is at a young age and healthy as there are age and pre-existing disease limitations
Veterinary Medicine is an evolving science. These days’ dogs can receive skin grafts...
We strongly believe that preventative medicine is the best medicine.
Our clinic stresses annual checkups for all pets to identify any potential health problems at an early stage, so that corrective steps can be taken.
Vaccination schedules are discussed and tailored to the individual pet during this annual vis...
We have our own in-house digital X-ray machine and facilities when required. Typical situations for taking X-rays would be of a suspected internal injury, a broken leg or in the vomiting puppy where the owner has noticed a child's toy missing! It is quite astounding what dogs manage to swallow! Our x-ray facilities are the sa...
Regular Health Checks
Your pet should have a veterinary examination at least once a year.
This will help to detect and prevent any medical problems before they become a major issue.
This also gives you a chance to discuss with the vet, any issues or concerns you might have with your pet.
Senior or geriatric pets should b...
We provide all the necessary surgical treatments and hospitalisation required for complete healthcare. Surgery can be:
Elective - for example neutering, dental hygiene, lump removal.
Necessary for treatment - for example removal of stones from bladder or a swallowed sock from the intestine!
Emergency - such as inter...
Vaccinating (Primary and Annual Booster)
Keeping your pet’s vaccinations up to date is essential to keeping him/her healthy.
Vaccinating your pet can prevent them from contracting common diseases such as parvovirus, hepatitis, parainfluenza, corona virus, distemper and leptospirosis in dogs, or flu and leukaemia in cats, which can be fatal if your pet com...