Archive for March, 2020

Teeth Brushing Tips

5 Simple steps to brushing your pets teeth

Keen to keep your pet’s mouth in sparkling shape, but not sure where to start?  Here are some handy tips that will hopefully make your lives a little bit easier when it comes to brushing time!

  1. Using pet toothpaste, smear a little onto your finger ans let your pet lick it off to get used to the taste.
  2. Pop some pet toothpaste on a finger brush, and gently rub it on your pet’s teeth for a short time only.  Reward them with lots of praise if they let you do this without any fuss.
  3. Gradually build this up, brushing their teeth more frequently and for longer periods.
  4. When they’re happy to accept the finger brush, move up to a full toothpaste, and repeat steps 2 and 3. (ask your vet about pet friendly brushes)
  5. Once your pet is happy with having their teeth brushed, try to do this on a daily basis.  It can make a huge difference to your pet’s dental health.

If you have any concerns about your pet’s dental health, please do not hesitate to contact us – we’re here to help.

Coronavirus Advice

We realise this is a worrying time for all our clients, and we ask that you help us to reduce the risk to our visitors and the practice so that we can continue to care for your pets.

  • If you or anyone in your immediate family/household are unwell or showing symptoms that could be attributable to the Coronavirus, we respectfully ask you not to visit the practice at the moment. If your pet requires urgent assistance please call us, so we can discuss the best option to take care of them.
  • Please make sure you use the hand sanitisers available when you visit the practice. Frequent hand washing is one of the most effective measures we can all take to protect ourselves and each other.
  • As you are all aware we can get pretty busy at times. In order to reduce any overcrowding please only allow your pet to bring one owner along to their appointment!
  • Should you wish to minimise your time around other people, you can wait in your car, call us from the car park to let us know you are here, we will call you in the practice once the vet is ready to see you.
  • We would like to avoid cash payments wherever possible so please bring you bank card for payment.
  • It is possible we may be able to help your pet without you bringing them in for an appointment. If you are unsure whether a visit is necessary please call us to discuss.

As the current situation is rapidly changing, we will keep you updated with any changes as they occur.

Vets Volunteer at Castrate Clinic

Last week, our vets Jordan and Éadaoin joined a team of equine vets to volunteer at a castration clinic in Lancashire.

These clinics are ran in conjunction with the British Horse Society and the BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) Trust, to provide discounted castrations and other routine healthcare advice for horses who may have not received veterinary care previously.

These clinics run in various locations throughout the country during the spring and autumn months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find out more, visit https://www.bhs.org.uk/our-work/welfare/our-campaigns/healthcare-and-education-clinics  or contact the BHS Welfare team via welfare@bhs.org.uk . Alternatively, to book a colt castration from the comfort of your horse’s own stable, please contact the Haven Large Animal team on 01482 898301