Archive for June, 2010

Vaccine Amnesty

by admin on June 24th, 2010

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Calling all pets who have missed their boosters

You can come out now!

Protect your pet! In 2009, only half of the UK dog and cat population were fully protected against infectious diseases. Was your pet one of them?

If it has been over 12 months since you last visited us, then your pet could be at risk of contracting nasty and potentially fatal infections such as parvovirus, leptospirosis or cat ’flu. Unfortunately, immunity to these diseases does not last a lifetime and will gradually wane, leaving your pet at increased risk of disease. To ensure continued protection, you need to make sure that they are regularly ‘boosted’ against these diseases.

Our practice has launched a new scheme to help you ensure that your pet’s vaccinations are up-to-date. If your pet’s last vaccination was more than 18 months ago, a restart consisting of a full course of two vaccinations will be necessary to maintain protection. We’re offering owners the opportunity of having a full vaccination course for the price of a booster, saving up to £11. In addition, this visit will also enable us to give your pet a full lifestyle health check and identify any other potential health problems at an early stage. Remember, prevention is always better than cure!

To participate, simply ring your local branch or contact the main surgery on 01903-713806 to book an appointment and enrol your pet in the scheme, which will be running until 31st July 2010. Just one phone call to find out more could ensure your pet stays healthy!


Voucher required – please ask at reception for one or

click here to download the Vaccination Amnesty Voucher pdf [25kb]


Pet of the Month – June

by admin on June 17th, 2010

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Last month Stella began to struggle walking upstairs. Her lower back appeared sensitive to pressure and anti-inflammatories were commenced. When, a few days later, Stella exuberantly greeted her owner, she yelped in pain and her hind legs gave way despite being on medication. Lack of response to subsequent treatment led to her being referred to a specialist for a CT scan. The scan revealed an intervertebral disc extrusion. Decompressive surgery was required and she is now making good progress, slowly regaining proper control of her hind legs. Stella has been an absolute star and a real pleasure to look after. We extend her every best wish in her ongoing convalescence.


Half Price Microchips June 2010

by admin on June 16th, 2010

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Lost Pets…

We fully appreciate the distress you feel if your beloved pet goes missing. That’s why we are encouraging you to take advantage of the only proven system that will ensure you and your pet are re-united as speedily as possible, by making this excellent value procedure even more affordable. For peace of mind call the surgery today and book an appointment for microchipping at the special price of £9.99. Offer available during June 2010 only.

What Is A Microchip?
A Microchip is an electromagnetic coil in a capsule the size of a grain of rice (see picture below comparing the two). Once inserted into your pet, it provides an inexpensive but permanent means of identification throughout the life of your pet.

The microchip is inserted into the scruff of the pets neck in a quick and painless manner. Each one has it’s own unique identification number. Once implanted the microchip remains electronically inactive until scanned by a special microchip scanner.

The Microchip responds to a low voltage electronic signal from a scanner and transmits its unique code, which is then displayed. This then allows Vets, Pet Rescue Staff, Dog Wardens and the Police to then access a database to discover the identity of the pet and its owner.

Microchipping was introduced to the UK in 1989 and there are now several million pets with a microchip. It is unique in that it has a patented anti-migration cap which ensures that the microchip cannot move around the body of the pet.
A Microchip is suitable for all pets and is acknowledged to be the most acceptable form of permanent identification available for companion animals. It is permanent, tamperproof, reliable and painless.

Should your pet go missing we recommend you take the following steps:

  • First phone 0870 6066 751 and report your missing pet.
  • Check with neighbours to make sure your pet is not with them or hiding in a shed, garage or similar.
  • Advise your own vet, plus all local rescue centres and charities.
  • Put up simple signs around your locality asking for help in locating your lost pet.