National Pet Month 2016


This year National Pet Month runs from 1st April – 2nd May 2016, and one of the main aims of National Pet Month is to highlight the ‘Top Ten Tips for Responsible Pet Ownership’ – 

1. Think carefully before getting a pet and learn about its special
requirements.
2. Ensure your pet is sociable and well trained.
3. Provide a nutritious and well balanced diet.
4. Provide suitable housing and bedding.
5. Clean up after your pet and worm it regularly.
6. Protect against disease. Your vet can provide you with advice.
7. Prevent unwanted litters and neuter your pet when
appropriate.
8. Groom your pet regularly.
9. Control your pet and ensure it is properly identified.
10. Take out pet insurance for dogs, cats, rabbits and
horses to cover against unexpected veterinary fees and
third party liability.

Unfortunately, there are still many cats & dogs who are not vaccinated, leaving them unprotected against life threatening infectious diseases – whether they have received no vaccines throughout their life or if their booster is out of date leaving them unprotected. Not only does this put these animals at high risk of contracting deadly diseases, it also encourages the spread of infectious disease in our area. In honour of National Pet Month we are offering 20% OFF cat & dog vaccination restart courses to ensure as many pets as possible are up to date with their vaccinations. This offer will run until 31st May 2016.

If you would like to book your cat or dog in to restart their vaccinations, please contact us on ☎️ 01670 457271 

Golden Puppy Package

At St Clair we offer a puppy vaccination package at an affordable price. This package includes a combined vaccination course to protect your puppy against the most common, and very dangerous infectious diseases including Parvovirus, Distemper, Leptospirosis & Infectious Canine Hepatitis. Our puppy package also includes –

  • A full health check with one of our veterinary surgeons
  • 4 weeks free Petplan insurance 
  • 2kg bag JamesWellbeloved puppy food
  • 1 FREE topical parasite treatment which covers against fleas, mites, lice and roundworm.
  • 1 voucher for a FREE tapeworm & lungworm treatment
  • Microchip
  • FREE 5 month development check with a qualified nurse
  • 10% OFF neutering voucher
  • A variety of informative leaflets on the care of your new puppy

Although most prices increase each year with inflation, we have decided to FREEZE our puppy vaccination packages at the cost of £59 for the next 12 months!  Now that the microchipping of dog’s law is in force, we can even discount our puppy package by £5 if your puppy is already microchipped.

We are now making it even easier for you to budget your new arrivals vaccinations, by allowing you to cover the cost of your puppy package in two instalments. £30 will be required at 1st vaccination, and the following £29 can now be paid at 2nd vaccination – Please note, our FREE parasite treatment & microchip cannot be provided until the treatment package has been paid in full.

In order to promote what we deem to be the best value for money puppy vaccination package in this area, we are offering a further discount throughout May for our first 100 puppies at only £55! And remember, if your puppy is already microchipped, you will save an additional £5!

To take advantage of our ‘Golden Puppy Package’ please call us on 01670 457271 to arrange an appointment. This offer is limited so spread the word!

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Worming Your Pet Rabbit

 

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Rabbits are now the third most popular pet in the UK, after cats and dogs. They are great companions and make wonderful pets, but rabbits can also suffer from worms and parasites such as the most common rabbit worm – pinworm, as well as roundworm, whipworm and tapeworm. Rabbits can also be susceptible to E.Caniculi, which is a microscopic parasite that is widespread across the UK, which can remain dormant for years. Over 50% of apparently healthy pet rabbits have been exposed to it and if left untreated may have very nasty consequences. Symptoms may include:
Head Tilt
Hind Limb Weakness
Seizures
Blindness
Kidney Disease
And in worst cases, death.

Healthy house rabbits living in clean conditions are rarely affected by worms, since the appropriate conditions are not present indoors for development of the larval stages. Therefore, if the rabbit is kept indoors 100% of the time, there is no problem. However, most pet rabbits live outdoors and/or are let out for a run in the garden – putting them at risk of worm/parasite burdens.

We stock a routine rabbit worming paste which is effective against worms and parasites such as E.cuniculi. By worming your rabbit regularly you can have peace of mind that you are giving your rabbit the best possible protection available.

Rabbit worming is recommended every 3 months, which is an oral paste required for 9 consecutive days.

At St Clair Vets we offer FREE rabbit worming consultations with our nursing team, where we can weigh your rabbit, explain dosage and demonstrate the first administration.

If you would like to book your bunny in for their FREE worm check and to purchase their worming treatment, please call the practice on 01670 457271.