• How often do I need to worm my pet? 

Puppies and Kittens need worming more frequently than adult pets. Worm every TWO WEEKS from 2 weeks of age until 12 weeks, then monthly until 6 months old. Pets over 6 months can be routinely wormed every 3 months.

  • Why do I need to vaccinate my pet?

Vaccines are very effective in preventing death and severe illness due to certain contagious diseases. They have been useful in reducing several infectious diseases from spreading further and have almost eradicated some potentially fatal diseases.

Every year pets of all ages become seriously ill or die from infectious diseases such as parvo virus in dogs which could have been prevented by vaccination. 'Prevention is better than cure' is very true since there is no specific treatment for some diseases. Treatment is often lengthy, expensive and not always successful.

 

  • What is Parvo Virus? 

Parvo causes severe bloody diarrhoea which is usually deadly. Infected dogs spread large numbers of virus particles through their diarrhoea that can be quickly and easily spread between dogs and farms. The virus can then survive for months in the environment. Puppies (under the age of 6 months) have the highest risk of parvo infection but any unvaccinated dog is at risk.

  • Why does my pet have bad breath?

Please refer to our page on dental health HERE

  • Is my pet overweight?

The number of over weight and obese cats and dogs in society is on the increase.  Approximately 60% of our pets are overweight! We have become accustomed to seeing more and more overweight animals. Over feeding and unhealthy or excessive snacks, as well as lack of exercise and a more sedentary lifestyle are major contributing factors towards pet obesity.  Over weight and obese animals are more at risk from major health problems. We offer a weight management programme to help you and your pet. These links show you how to tell if your pet is overweight.

 Is your Dogs weight healthy?  Is your Cats weight healthy?

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