COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – an update for our clients.

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Fact Sheets

This page, and the fact sheets featured are aimed at you, the pet owner to help you to care for your animal at home.

We hope you find the content useful. For more information please call: 01324 829 989.

Bandage Home care Instructions

Your pet is being discharged with a bandage.  This bandage is a vital component to their treatment.

It is important that you follow the following instructions to avoid complications arising.

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Brushing Your Cats Teeth

Choose a time when your cat is settled. Place him or her quietly on your lap. Offer a pea sized amount of the toothpaste to your pet as a treat to get them used to the taste of it. Another way of getting your cat used to the taste of the toothpaste is to try […]

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Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth

Apply the toothpaste to the toothbrush or Finger brush (a small pea sized amount is sufficient) Choose a time when your dog is settled. Sit him or her down quietly, either on the floor or on your lap for a small dog. Offer a pea sized amount of the toothpaste to your pet as a […]

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Fleas – Post Prescription Advice

Treat all floors and 5cm of everything touching them. Please use household spray provided by vet to treat all rooms and areas (including shed, car etc).  Please be aware of risks to fish and birds. Treat all pets, on the same day, with flea treatment (not house spray). Vacuum twice a week in the areas […]

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Lost cat advice

Go out looking round your house, it is more than likely that your cat has got lost and is not too far away.  Shout his/her name. Knock on neighbours doors and ask if anyone has seen him/her.  Leave food out. When searching take your house as the centre of a square, and remember, cats do […]

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Lost dog advice

Stray dogs are often picked up by a member of the public and handed into the Police, Dog Warden or local vet. If you have lost your dog then, to take immediate action, firstly, inform the police. Police, at the present date, are still responsible for dogs in Scotland. It is a good idea to […]

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New Puppy & Kitten advice

So you had your puppy or kitten vaccinated today… what did the vet say? Worming regime.  Routine worming is very important not only for the protection of your new puppy or kitten, but for your family as well.  All young puppies and kittens come with some worms.  You may not see them because they can […]

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Pet Insurance – Tips from your Vet

Pet insurance can be a minefield.   With price comparison websites, small print and a huge array of different companies offering pet insurance (right from the local supermarket, to the specialist pet insurers,) it can be very difficult to know what you are buying. The following list of questions is designed to give you ideas for […]

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Post Operative Care – Rabbits and Small Pets

Your pet will have been offered food and water whilst in at the surgery. Please ensure that your pet eats and tempt him or her if necessary.  We expect rabbits and small pets to be eating by the next morning following surgery.  If they are not, please call us for advice (your pet is likely […]

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Post-Operative Care – Dogs and Cats

Administration of sedation or a general anaesthetic may cause your pet to appear slightly drowsy.This should wear off over 24 hours. Pain Killers may have been given to your pet whilst admitted at the surgery.You may have been given additional medication to take home.  Please follow instructions and check the labels carefully to ensure that […]

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