We strongly believe that prevention is better than cure. It is always heart breaking to see an animal succumb to a preventable disease. We recommend vaccinating all dogs from six weeks of age, all cats from 9 weeks of age and yearly thereafter. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Our pets are part of our families and living in such close proximity to them, it is very important to stay on top of parasite control, both for pets and their owners! Regular worming and flea control is recommended for animals of all ages. Please contact us to discuss the best options for your particular pet.
Reuniting lost pets with their owners can prove very difficult if the pet is not microchipped. We strongly recommend microchipping for dogs and cats – it’s a once off procedure which can give long term peace of mind.
With exceptions, it is best to neuter your pet early, usually from 5-6 months on. There are many health benefits to neutering your pet as well as preventing any unwanted pregnancies. There are some alternatives to surgical neutering available. Please contact us with any questions.
Pet insurance is like health insurance, you hope you never need it but if you ever do you’ll be relieved that you have it! It provides easier access to advanced diagnostics and treatments including MRI, chemotherapy, cardiology and orthopaedic referrals to mention just a few. If you have any questions about insurance please feel free to contact us.
Dental care is an area we often neglect in our pets, it’s difficult to get most of them to say “ahhhh”! Dental chews can help but brushing is the best way to prevent dental disease. With or without brushing, most pets will need an anaesthetic for a dental cleaning and treatment at some point in their lives. Please contact us or read our Dental Care blog post if you have any questions.
We see lots of well travelled patients! Most of our patients travel within Europe. To do this, they need a microchip, a pet passport (photo optional!) and a rabies vaccine. Pre-travel vet checks also need to be preformed for some journeys. If you have any questions about travel requirements please feel free to contact us for a chat.
Preventative Health Care
Regular check ups and laboratory screening tests can help to spot health issues before they become a problem. Early intervention can make all the difference in treating a disease. We recommend seeing your pets for an exam at least yearly, we usually tie this in with a vaccination. If pets are older or unwell, more often is better. Please contact the clinic if you would like to discuss what is best for your pet.
“You are what you eat” applies to our pets too! We advise feeding your dog or cat a good quality dry food. Tins and pouches have their place too and may suit some pets better. All pets have different requirements depending on their age, breed, sex and state of health. Please feel free to contact us for advice.
Rabbits and Small Furries
Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small furries need veterinary care too! Whether it is vaccination, neutering or a health check we are always happy to see our smaller patients and do what we can to help. Rabbits in particular have very specific dietary requirements and can become unwell if unsuitable foods are offered. If you have any questions about looking after your furry friend please feel free to contact us.