Weight Loss Clinic
If you are concerned with the
weight of your pet we are more than happy to help
you get those extra pounds off your pet. The staff
are experienced in advising with regards to special
diets and often we are happy to reweigh the pets every
couple of weeks to see what progress has been made.
Puppy Socialisation Parties
A week after your puppy's second vaccination
you are welcome to join us on Wednesday evenings at 6.45pm for
45 minutes to one hour. The object of these sessions is to introduce
your puppy to others and to their human families in a safe environment
where they will learn to play and interact in an acceptable way.
Andrea, our Head Veterinary Nurse, will be on hand to offer
help and advice. Please telephone the Clinic if you would like
to take advantage of this free service.
We strongly advise that females are spayed
before their first season, when the puppy/kitten is around 6 months
of age. By spaying before their first season, it makes it very unlikely
for the bitch to develop mammary tumours or a life threatening infection called 'pyometra', conditions we tend to see quite frequently if not spayed. Castration is usually
done at the same time or slightly later age and removes the possibility of testicular cancer and often greatly reduces the probability of prostatic, behavourial or aggression problems. The veterinarian will be happy to discuss these reasons with you.
This can be done at any age. A micro-chip
is inserted under the animal's skin at the back of the neck. It
has a code number on it which is entered into a database with
your name and address. Most veterinary surgeries, rescue agencies,
police stations and other interested agencies have hand held scanners
which will reveal the code. The central agency is then contacted
and hopefully you will be re-united with your pet.