All pets require many things for a long and happy life. These include…
A real important and essential part of an animal’s health is immunisation to protect them from serious life-threatening diseases. Annual boosters are required to maintain immunity.
*A £25 out-of-hours voucher is now being issued whenever a pet comes for an annual vaccination. A voucher is issued for each pet and is valid for 12 months.*
Flea & Worms
Prevention is better than cure…
There are a bewildering array of anti-parasitic products on the market and we will be happy to give advice about the products most suited to your pet’s lifestyle.
Flea treatment is advised to be given monthly or 3-monthly depending on the product to prevent a flea infestation on your pet and in your home. Worming is recommended every three months as every pet may get worms at some point during their life which can cause various health problems.
For further advice or help with making sure your pets are protected, book to come along to one of our free nurse clinics.
It is now the law for all dogs to be microchipped. This is highly recommended for cats as well. Many cats and dogs go missing each year and are never returned to their owners as they unfortunately cannot be identified, and a microchip helps reduce the likelihood of this happening.
This a straight-forward procedure and can easily be done during a consultation with a vet for £19.95* or for just £9.60 at the 1st and 2nd vaccination for puppies and 2nd vaccination for kittens, or when in for a routine operation including neutering.
Microchipping is included on our LOYALTY DISCOUNT PLAN
*With the £19.95 fee, you also get a £5 voucher to use on your next visit. Alternatively, if you have a chip at your pet’s 1st or 2nd vaccination or during an operation it is £9.60.
Neutering of all pets is highly recommended and encouraged by us as this can prevent unwanted pregnancies, prevent health related problems and can also help with anti-social behaviour.
A good healthy diet and regular exercise is recommended not only to keep your pet’s weight under control but to also maintain good dental hygiene.
Giving too many treats or scraps of food isn’t keeping your pet fit and healthy and could lead to potentially distressing health conditions.
If you are struggling with your pet’s weight or would like to have them checked over, book a free appointment with one of our qualified nurses.
Here at Woodward Vets we strongly encourage owners to have their pets insured, but we are unable to recommend any particular insurance companies or policies. We have a number of leaflets available for different insurance companies.
The advice would be to shop around and make sure you read all the small print, so that the insurance that you choose applies directly to your pet’s needs and so that you are aware of any clauses.
We would recommend ‘lifetime’ insurance in all cases.
Usually the claim form will be completed by ourselves and a charge will be made for this. We will then forward the claim to your insurance company.
Please click on the links below for more information on Pet Insurance for cats and dogs:
Please be aware that it is your responsibility to settle your account with the practice at the time of treatment and then reclaim the fees which you have paid from your insurance company. However, we are now offering direct claims to those who are insured with Petplan and Agria.
If you have any questions about insuring your pet, please feel free to give us a call.