Our experienced nurses are able to give you lots of useful advice about your pet’s wellbeing and preventative health care.
If you would like an appointment with a nurse to talk about any of the subjects below please telephone 01268 560660.
Dental care is extremely important and we would recommend that a dental care regime is started early in your pet’s life. We can show you the best ways and methods of protecting your pet’s teeth and can provide check-ups for older patients to see if their teeth are in good shape. Dental problems that are left can be extremely uncomfortable and may require dental treatment under a general anaesthetic.
Managing your pet’s weight can sometimes be challenging. We can provide regular weight checks to discuss diets and help you keep a track of their progress. We can also discuss different ways to help reduce your pet’s weight.
As our pets get older they may require more regular trips to the vets. Pets over the age of seven are classed as senior/geriatric. Our nurses at can give your pet a top to tail exam. If we are concerned with any of our findings we will then refer you onto a vet.
If your pet has been diagnosed with diabetes the nurses are here to help and spend time with you discussing aspects of living with a diabetic pet. We can provide demonstrations on how to give insulin, discuss their diet, and give you with advice on how to monitor your pet at home and the signs to look out for if something is going wrong.
Fleas and worming treatments
There are lots of different flea and worm treatments on the market and it can sometimes be quite confusing to know which ones to use, the time scales to use them and what each product is for. Giving your pet’s regular flea and worm treatment is both important for you and your pet and the environment.
Puppies and kittens
Getting a new puppy or kitten can be a very exciting time and we want to help you give your pets the best start and provide advice to keep them happy and healthy. Whilst your new puppy or kitten is starting out we would recommend that they come and see the nurse every month until they are 6 months old. We can keep an eye on their weight, discuss neutering, talk about and administer flea and worm treatment, get them socialised by coming into the vet practice, demonstrate dental care and discuss behaviour.
Bringing your pet in for neutering can be quite a daunting experience, all of the nurses in our team can provide advice on neutering and discuss the benefits, we can also go through with you what the procedure involves and help discuss aftercare.
Rabbits are increasingly popular pets; the nurses can give you advice on many aspect of their care. We can discuss their housing, caring for indoor rabbits and litter training. We can also demonstrate how to correctly handle your bunny, check their teeth and nails. We can also help with diet and talk about preventative healthcare.