Protecting your puppy or kitten against some of the major fatal infectious diseases is an essential part of our work. There is no doubt that it can save your pet a lot of suffering and so give you extra peace of mind. We always offer a free health check at the time of vaccination.
We currently use the "Nobivac" range of vaccines allowing puppies to finish the primary course by 10 weeks of age and get out and about socialising just a week later. They are covered against Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and strains of Kennel Cough. Kittens can finish the primary course by 12 weeks of age. Depending on their needs, they can be vaccinated against Cat Flu, Feline Enteritis, Feline Leukaemia Virus and Chlamydophila. Rabbits are vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemmorhagic Disease.
Yearly booster vaccinations are recommended for dogs, cats and rabbits (depending on disease outbreaks), and a postal reminder system is in operation to inform you when your pet’s annual booster is due.
Please call the surgery to book an appointment for vaccination. We recommend you do this as soon as possible after acquiring your new pet for the earliest protection available.
If your animal has not been vaccinated for a while, we would recommend restarting the vaccination course to ensure he/she is fully protected.
In times of Kennel Cough outbreak, or if your dog is going into kennels, we recommend a nasal vaccine to help protect your dog. Duration of immunity is one year.
We can also vaccinate against Rabies for dogs and cats which are travelling abroad. Please have a look at the Pet's Travel section, or contact the surgery for more information.
Regular worming is an important part of looking after your pet. Even though they will often show no signs of carrying worms, these parasites can cause serious consequences.
Some worms can be passed on to humans, especially children, and can cause major problems such as blindness. We are also in a high risk area for dog lungworm, transmitted by the eating of slugs, snails, frogs or even just grass. This disease can cause a number of problems including serious bleeding disorders, and is often fatal.
Prevention against these worms is easy, even for cats that will not take tablets!
Please contact the surgery or ask during an appointment for a suitable worming control plan for your animal.
Simple cat and dog fleas are still a common reason for people bringing their pets to the surgery, with problems ranging from serious anaemia in young animals, to sore and irritating skin disease.
Fleas are a problem all year round, and treating all animals and the environment are important in control. There are many products available from a variety of sources but not all are as effective as others! Many modern preparations work against a number of parasites such as mites, lice, ticks and even worms. Please give us a call or ask while here for the best solution for your pet.