Summer is well and truly here and everyone will be enjoying spending more time outside. Our Summer Newsletter contains some fascinating articles, special offers and information that we hope you will find useful at this time of year. In Spring our Newsletter focused on allergies and because common allergic problems are continuing unabated during the summer months (fleas, pollens etc) we are seeing a lot of pets with ear infections and other skin problems. There is advice about this (find out about the new Atopica Comfort Club) and also many tips to help keep your pets safe in the sun.
Microchipping is an important part of pet ownership and will be compulsory for dogs in Wales from April 2015 and in England from April 2016. So act now. And be careful of cheap imitations logged by dubious database companies. Get in touch your closest surgery to see one of our Veterinary Nurses to have a discounted Microchip fitted. We can also do this during your Annual Health Examinations. Contact us for an appointment today.
We also have some great offers on Preventive Health including flea and worm control treatments. They tell us that this is going to be the worst summer ever for fleas.....
Get Worm-wise for Summer
We are offering a Pack of 4 tablets for the Price of 3 on all sizes of MILBEMAX WORMING TABLETS until September 30th 2014.
Worming your pet is essential and you must use a product that is not only EFFECTIVE but SAFE and REASONABLY PRICED.
Log on to the WORM PATROL SITE to learn more about worms and to set up text or email reminders. Read more about the importance of worms and prevention in our HEALTH section.
You will be amazed at the range of Special Offers and treatments we will be offering this Spring Including:
- The NEW Atopica Comfort Club
- Free Ear check and cleaning appointments
- Discounted Ear Cleaning Products
- FREE Nurse Club Appointments
- FREE Flea, Worm and Dental checks
- FREE Dental Checks with the Vet
- Discounted ID CHIPS
- 4 Weeks Free Insurance with Petplan
- Discounted Preventive Health Products
See our Competition Page to win prizes.
Our Qualified Nurses run free clubs all year round, helping you provide the best possible care:
- Puppy, Kitten and Junior Clubs
- Dental Club
- Weight Club (Pet Fit Club)
- Rabbit Club
- Senior Club (A popular 'well pet club')
- Diabetic Club
Club of the Month - September 2014: DENTAL CLUB
Poor dental health is one of the commonest reasons why we anaesthetise older pets - for assessment and treatment (scale, polish, extractions etc). Plaque forms into tartar which traps bacteria and leads to gingivitis and other forms of periodontal disease.
All of this can be prevented if you follow a simple dental hygiene plan with your cat or dog. This Nurse led Club will teach you all you need to know about dental hygiene from regular brushing, using mouth washes and oral gels to effective chews and diets etc. All attendees get a goodie bag and 10% off most preventive health products and lifestage diets.
Nutrition and Vet Complex Diet
For the optimal health of your dog, cat, puppy or kitten we stock the full Virbac VetComplex Range of diets. In our opinion this food is better than any other pet food; nutritionally better, superiorly manufactured and amazing value for money. What you feed your pet is the most important thing that contributes to their health, beyond lifestyle and preventative health.You probably take a lot of care with what you eat - why not give the same consideration to your pets?
Vet Complex costs about 25% less per day to feed than the best diets sold is Pet Shops and we have a great LOYALTY SCHEME - for every 5 bags purchased get the 6th same sized bag of the same diet FREE OF CHARGE. This represents a further 17% saving.
Just call in to find out more or take some away. We have FREE samples if you need to try Vet Complex before you buy and offer a full refund palatability guarantee. Our staff feed Vet Complex to their Pets!
Choosing the correct pet food for your pet taking into account its age, weight, breed, lifestyle and any medical conditions can be like traversing a minefield. We are here to help offer professional dietary advice. Please take advantage of this.
September 2014 Star Patient
Daisy May - Is a very special patient who has been great, taking everything in her stride, as she had extensive treatment for a serious eye problem. Sore eyes are a really common presentation at Vetcare. Most of the time they are simple problems like an infection causing conjunctivitis.But sometimes they can be caused by more serious problems like corneal ulcers, uveitis, tumours or glaucoma.
If your pet develops a sore eye (excessive blinking, tear overflow or discharge) seek veterinary attention as soon as possible. We can treat most problems if we are able to diagnose and treat them early enough.
Whenever we have an interesting or special case we will try and make then 'famous' by publishing their story on these pages. If you think your pet has had heroic treatment or surgery, made a dramatic recovery, or has any other type of special story that may be of interest to others then please let us know. We will do our best to publish it.
Many of these stories highlight important issues that you should consider for your own pet's health and well-being.For example you make think again about insuring your pet when you have seen some of the problems that can easily occur.
Read the full range of interesting 'Star' animals:
The Star Patients offer you a behind the scenes glimpse of life on the other side of the counter, with really interesting, challenging or special cases that show you not only what we can do, but also how our Practice is able to give you peace of mind and care at the times when you need it most.
As well as submitting STAR Patient Stories which you can do by email we would really appreciate it if you could leave us a REVIEW of the treatment you have received at Vetcare.
Help, Support and Webshop
Some of the most important things that you do for your pet are:
- Choosing an appropriate diet for their time of life,
- Having a safe, cost effective, efficacious and all encompassing preventive health program (disease prevention, worming and flea control),
- Paying regular attention to dental hygiene,
- Ensuring they have an Identification Microchip fitted,
- Choosing an appropriate Insurance Policy,
Our staff are all at the end of a telephone or email; all highly trained, friendly and there to help you do right by your pet; to help keep them in tip-top condition. Don't hesitate to contact us should you need advice and support.