Archive for January, 2010
by admin on January 12th, 2010
Category: Special Offers, Tags:
All owners are welcome to bring their pets in to the surgery for a free dental check-up. Those requiring and booking dentals during February will receive a 30% discount off the normal procedure price (excluding antibiotics and painkillers). Examples of fees are given below.
Vets are very worried about the state of pets’ teeth in the UK. It is estimated that 80% of dogs and cats over the age of three urgently need dental treatment. Many loving pet owners do not realise the extent of their pet’s disease and are unaware of the importance of tooth brushing, daily oral hygiene chews and the special dental diets, which can help avoid the problems.
Dental disease is a welfare issue. “Dog’s breath” is the very least of the worries. Oral pain is a significant feature – but often goes unnoticed because pets carry on eating. As periodontal disease progresses, bacteria spread from the mouth through the blood stream to affect other organs such as the kidneys and heart valves. In addition little showers of bacteria are carried into the lungs with every breath.
Unhealthy – Periodontal Disease
Dental disease is rightly regarded as a whole body problem and one that needs more attention. To highlight this very serious issue we are donating our time to examine pets’ mouths free of charge during February.
CATS: A basic descale under general anaesthetic normally costs approximately £150, but more significant dental work such as extractions can cost up to £200 extra. These charges are before the 30% discount is applied.
DOGS: A basic descale under general anaesthetic for a 30kg dog normally costs approximately £225, but more significant dental work such as extractions can cost up to £300 extra. These charges are before the 30% discount is applied.
Voucher required – please ask at reception for one or
Please note that free dental checkups only include advice on dental matters. If advice is required on other issues a consultation fee will be charged.
by admin on January 5th, 2010
Category: Pet of the Month, Tags:
Sam, a wire haired dachshund, came to the clinic unable to urinate and struggling to pass motions. Clinical examination showed that Sam’s prostate was enlarged and this was confirmed by radiographs. Further tests showed him to also have a urinary tract infection. After a few days of antibiotics, hormones and regular urinary catheterisation Sam began to be able to pass urine and faeces by himself and made a great recovery. He will need regular monitoring to protect him against a relapse.