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ADVICE

  General Pet Advice

Below is some general advice about common things that we get asked at our practice.  If you have any other questions about any aspect here (or anything that isn't covered) then please don't hesitate to give us a ring!

  • Fleas
    Fleas
  • Fleas
    Fleas
    Fleas are the most common parasite that we see. Prevention is much easier than cure.

    This article explains about the life cycle of fleas as well as great ways to prevent an infestation.

    We also cover tips and tricks to help eliminate a problems if you are already suffering!
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  • Worms
    Worms
  • Worms
    Worms
    "Worms" is a very broad term for a range of parasites that can infect an animal (or humans in some cases). Although when talking about worms we are mainly talking about intestinal parasites (roundworms and tapeworms), there are also species that can exist in the lungs and airways (Lungworm) and (although not yet a problem in the UK), there are even parasites that infect the heart and bloodstream (Heartworm)
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  • Neutering
    Neutering
  • Neutering
    Neutering
    Neutering is a surgical procedure which removes the reproductive organs from an animal making it impossible for them to bear offspring. In male animals this involves castration (complete removal of the testicles) and in females this usually involves removing the ovaries and womb (ovariohysterectomy) - this is more commonly called spaying.

    There can be many health and behavioural benefits from getting your pet neutered...
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  • Microchipping
    Microchipping
  • Microchipping
    Microchipping
    A microchip is a small device, a little bigger than a grain of rice, which is implanted under the skin using a special type of needle. The chip only contains a unique number which can then be cross referenced with the owners details when the chip is inserted and the animal is registered.

    The chip is "read" by means of a small portable hand-held scanner which is run over the animal. This quickly picks up the unique number and this means that the owners details can then be obtained and contacted.

    The process of inserting the chip is relatively simple and doesn't require an anaesthetic - it is just like a normal injection. And takes literally a few seconds to perform.
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  • Vaccination
    Vaccination
  • Vaccination
    Vaccination
    There are several nasty infectious diseases that can be easily prevented by using vaccines

    Dogs: are commonly vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza and 4 varients of Leptospirosis. These are often called the “core disease vaccines”. It is also possible to vaccinate against Kennel cough (drops up the nose) and Rabies. We also can vaccinate pregnant females against a Herpes Virus that occasionally causes problems).

    Cats: are commonly vaccinated again Cat Flu, Feline Enteritis and Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV). It is also possible to vaccinate cats against Chlamydia and Rabies.

    Rabbits: are often vaccinated again Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease of Rabbits (VHD).
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  • Getting a Pet
    Getting a Pet
  • Getting a Pet
    Getting a Pet
    If you are thinking about getting a new pet then a lot of thought should be put into it before making any decisions!

    Our vets and nurses are always willing to discuss with you any queries that you may have about keeping animals. We will particularly give you an honest opinion as to the pros and cons of choosing both species and breed!
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  • "Older" Pets
  • "Older" Pets
    Age comes to all of us - including our pets too. As our animals get older, certain aspects of lifestyle will have to change to a certain extent and often even the most healthy of animals may begin to have problems later in life.

    As your pet gets older, it is sensible to make extra sure that he or she is in the best possible condition and that everything is being done to ensure they can continue to live as normal a life as possible.
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  • Dental Care
    Dental Care
  • Dental Care
    Dental Care
    Animals have teeth! (most vets will vouch for this fact). Dental disease is the MOST common problem that we see in dogs and cats over 8 years old.

    As animals can't look after their own teeth it is important that their owners do.
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  • Pet Insurance
    Pet Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
    Pet Insurance
    Recent figures have showed that 3 in 5 animals have required veterinary treatment in the past 12m.

    Pet insurance can help with the cost of unexpected or costly treatment. Many policies will also cover you for third party as well (imagine if your pet caused a road accident or injured somebody?).

    Pet insurance can be a mine-field to understand so here is our handy guide.
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  • Common Poisons
    Common Poisons
  • Common Poisons
    Common Poisons
    We see poisonings on quite a regular basis and by the far the majority are accidental - usually by your pet coming in contact with something he/she shouldn't have!

    This is a guide to some of the more common items/substances that we see.
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  • Euthanasia
    Euthanasia
  • Euthanasia
    Euthanasia
    Euthanasia, or "putting to sleep" is something that most pet owners will have to encounter at some stage of their life. It is usually performed because there is no other way to alleviate pain or suffering caused by a disease, illness or old age.

    Unfortunately there is never an easy time to make the decision to have your pet put to sleep, however there is usually a correct time to make that decision and this article explains the whole process.
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  • Cremation Options
    Cremation Options
  • Cremation Options
    Cremation Options
    Saying farewell to a loved pet can be very difficult. However knowing what to do with your pet afterwards can also be emotionally difficult.

    It really can help to know your options before the day comes and so here we are able to discuss what options you have available to you.
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  • Pet Passports
    Pet Passports
  • Pet Passports
    Pet Passports
    This article explains the process of taking your dog, cat (or ferret) abroad on the Pet Passport Scheme

    It is not difficult but you do have to be careful to do everything correctly and know what you have to do to comply with the rules.

    Also we discuss some of the other risks about taking your pet to a different country - such as exotic parasites!
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  • Kennels and Catteries
    Kennels and Catteries
  • Kennels and Catteries
    Kennels and Catteries
    There will inevitably be occasions where you will have to go away and not take your pet with you. This may be for planned events such as holidays etc, but may also occur "at the drop of a hat" should you have to leave home without your pet(s) for any reason. Therefore, it is always useful to have a suitable kennel or cattery on standby so you will not be faced with a last minute crisis.

    This article gives advice on how to choose a suitable establishment for your pet.
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  • Travel Sickness
    Travel Sickness
  • Travel Sickness
    Travel Sickness
    Travel sickness or motion sickness is a problem encountered very commonly in puppies and young dogs, and less so in older animals. It is very similar to the same problem encountered in humans, although in dogs there can quite often be a psychological part to the problem as well.

    This helpful guide will give you some tips and aids to try and help train your dog and reduce the problem
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Ear Infections/Otitis Externa Download

EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) Download

False Pregnancy Download

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) Download

Firework Phobias Download

Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) Download

Food Allergies Download

Glaucoma Download

Histiocytomas Download

Horners Syndrome Download

Hyperthryoidism in Cats Download

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