Flystrike is a common condition in rabbits, especially in the warmer weather. If not treated early, flystrike can sadly be fatal. Rabbits more at risk include those who are: overweight, live in dirty conditions, confined to small living areas and elderly rabbits with mobility issues. Flies are attracted to the warm, moist and dirty areas of rabbits to lay eggs, which results in hatching maggots literally eating the rabbit’s skin and underlying tissue.
Please contact us straight away if you notice any of the following:
Regular and effective parasite control is essential for the well-being of your pet. Fleas can cause major skin problems, while tapeworm or roundworm infestations can result in digestive upsets, they also pose a threat to human health. Lungworm is a potential risk in this area and if left untreated, can be fatal.
Recommended worming protocol
Fleas commonly cause itchiness and irritate your pets’ skin. They can also bite humans and carry tapeworms. Some pets are very allergic to fleas and it can cause severe skin damage.
Look out for black specks when you comb your pet, wipe the comb on a damp tissue–if the dirt on the tissue starts to bleed out, this means that it is flea dirt (as opposed to mud), and she/he has fleas.
Fleas can be caught from outside surroundings such as grass and vegetation, other animals (wild and domestic) and from things like carpets and upholstery.
As with most health care, prevention is better than cure, so it is important to use regular flea treatments. There are many products available, such as a liquid spot-on which can be applied to the skin every 4 weeks.
If you would like more advice please contact one of our Practices
Getting your new kitten vaccinated is one of the most important things you should do in your first few weeks as a cat owner. Cat vaccinations help to protect your pets from severe infectious diseases. It also prevents them from passing anything nasty on to other animals in the area.
Your kitten’s primary vaccination course, followed by a yearly booster will help to protect against:
The primary course consists of two vaccinations. The first can be given from 8 weeks of age, followed by the second vaccination 3-4 weeks later.
Join our Pet Health Care Plan to save money and spread the cost on annual health checks and vaccinations, 12 months supply of flea, worming and tick* treatment, nail trims and more! You can also take advantage of a 10% discount on neutering, dental treatments, in-house laboratory tests, Adaptil, food, Seresto Collars and much more.
For more information and to join today click here!
*Tick preventative treatment is available on our Plus Plans.
It is now possible for you to request repeat pet medication via this online form.
If you wish to request a repeat prescription for your pet, please fill in the form below with your details. We will attempt to fulfil your request within 24 hours.
It will only be possible for us to dispense your medication if you fulfil our normal criteria:
Should the vet have any queries, it is important that we are able to contact you to discuss the situation, so please make sure you provide a telephone number that we can reach you on.
Please call your practice before coming to pick the medication up in case of any unforeseen delays.
To view datasheets for prescribed veterinary medications, click here.
Our veterinary nurses have a wealth of experience and can offer advice towards your pet’s general healthcare and well-being. Guidance is given on worming, flea treatments, vaccinations and nutrition, and our nurses can even show you how to clean your pets’ teeth. It also provides the opportunity to ask questions and chat with the nurse about any problems you may be experiencing with your pet.
Please call your reception team for more information on which clinics are available at your branch and when, or to book an appointment.
Our puppy and kitten clinics are for the little ones under three months old. During this appointment, our nurse will provide a health check.
These are for the mature citizens of the animal world, who can quietly visit for a little help as they progress into their golden years.
For pets who have gained some extra unhealthy kilos, our nurses can provide a plan to suit their individual needs. We will organise regular weigh-in appointments where our nurses can provide advice on diet and exercise too.
The Premier Pet Care Plan is designed to save money and help spread the cost of your pet’s routine and preventative treatment with simple low monthly payments.
Enjoy our short video about our Pet Health Plans!
Or call us to talk to a member of our team for more information!
Hartley Wintney: 01252 844044
Firgrove: 01252 877799
Crookham Park: 01252 913990
Basingstoke: 01256 844944
Our Premier Pet Care Plan is not intended to be pet insurance. We recommend taking out a pet insurance policy to cover the cost of treatment for illness and accident.
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