Vaccinations and Preventative Healthcare

We focus on preventative healthcare to promote and improve overall pet care. There are a number of key things you can do at home and some things that necessitate a visit to the clinic.

  • Weight management: similar to the human population, obesity is quickly becoming the biggest health issue in pets in the developed World. As with people, this is connected to joint problems, mobility issues and diseases as varied as renal failure, heart disease or diabetes. We will discuss what diet and exercise programme is best for you and your pet at every routine visit and vaccination.
  • Dental care: There are a number of things we, as pet owners, can do to improve our pet’s dental health. The best is to consider brushing your pet’s teeth (using pet specific toothpaste), but – failing this – there are a number of other options. Please see the dental care section for more information.
  • Routine vaccinations: There are a number of Protocols which can be followed when it comes to vaccinations. Some vaccinations last for a number of years but some, such as Leptospirosis and kennel cough (dogs); Rhinotracheitis and calicivirus (cats), need to be given yearly. Please contact one of the team to discuss what is the best protocol for you.
  • Parasite prevention: Most – but not all – animals require regular gut worm, lungworm or ectoparasite (fleas, mites and ticks) prevention. Please contact our clinic to discuss what is best for your pet.

Lorea checking a dogs teeth during a regular preventative checkup

Please ask a member of staff which vaccinations are available for your pet and why they are so important.