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You and your pet

Sun Exposure and Your Pet

It is wonderful to enjoy the sunshine, but just as we are liable to sunburn, our animals can be too.  An article from the Cats Protection League gives this advice:

SKIN CANCER IS NOT JUST FOR HUMANS, CATS GET SKIN CANCER TOO!

It is a fact that skin cancer and sunburn in cats is on the increase; white or light-coloured furred pets are at most risk because their skin lacks natural pigmentation which helps to block out the harmful UV rays. Most at risk are the areas with little fur, such as the tips of the ears and noses as they get greater exposure to the sun’s UV rays.  

TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR CAT SAFE IN THE SUN:

  • Limit their exposure to direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day
  • Use pet sun cream on white or thin fur, on the nose, ears and other vulnerable areas
  • See a vet urgently if you notice ulcers or sores on your pet’s skin.
  • Early diagnosis and treatment may save your pet’s life.

Microchipping Your Pet

Microchipping Dogs is now a Legal Requirement

We have been very privileged to see some very happy dog owners in our practice!  It is great to see someone united again with a dog who has got lost.  A microchip can make all the difference, if you lose your canine friend.  Just taking a lost animal to a vet practice means that they can be quickly and painlessly scanned with a special chip reader.  The chip will enable us to re-unite you!

Inserting a microchip is a very simple process, done by the vet.  You register your details with the microchip company either by post or on-line.  Check the link:  www.anibase.com

DON’T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR DETAILS IF YOU MOVE HOUSE OR CHANGE YOUR PHONE NUMBER!

  • Legislation came into place on 6th April 2016
  • Compulsory for ALL dogs to be microchipped in England and Scotland. Failure to do so will be a criminal offence.
  • Puppies must be microchipped by 8 weeks.
  • At Beech House Vets, our microchips also contain Biotherm thermometers, so that your dog’s temperature can easily be taken.  Cost is £20.
  • You can also log on to http://www.check-a-chip.co.uk  to check what database your pets microchip is registered to enable you to check and update their details.
  • We re not by law required to microchip cats. However, it is a very good idea to do so, as cats wonder everywhere and often get lost.  Give yourself some peace of mind by getting your cat microchipped.  These can also be programmed into your cat flap, so that it only opens to let your own cat into the house  and not all the neighbour’s moggies!

 

At Beech House, we pride ourselves on our willingness to listen to your concerns. As pet owners ourselves, we understand your feelings. We will always endeavour to explain to you the condition of your pet and discuss the available treatments.

Primary and booster vaccination appointments include a health check by a vet, advice on neutering, worm and flea control, and any other questions you may have about your pet. Puppies are vaccinated at 10 weeks of age, followed by a second injection at 12 weeks.  Kittens are vaccinated at 10 and 13 weeks.  A booster reminder is sent out annually if requested. Puppies and kittens receive free starter packs.

We have staff members who will advise you on dietary matters, training and behavioural problems.

FLEA TREATMENT

If you are having trouble with these annoying pests, help is at hand!  Just click on the link for all you need to know about getting rid of fleas.

PETS TRAVEL SCHEME - Watch out for New Regulations from March 31st 2019.

Since 2000, the Pet Travel Scheme has allowed pet owners to take their dogs and cats to other EU countries and certain non-EU countries and then return without having to put their pet into quarantine.

What do we do now, until Brexit happens?
You need to have your pet micro-chipped and subsequently vaccinated against rabies. Your pet will then issued with a Pet Passport. Animals will be allowed back into the UK 21 days after the rabies vaccination.
Before returning to the UK with your pet, they must be treated for tapeworms in the country they are in and receive a veterinary signature to confirm this.
You are not required to have your pet treated for ticks before re-entry into the UK, but it is strongly advisable when travelling abroad.
You are also strongly advised to treat your pet with preventive treatments for both lungworm and heartworm and sandflies (to prevent Leishmaniasis) prior to, during and after your return.
FOR LATEST INFORMATION REGARDING WHAT HAPPENS AFTER BREXIT:
Do not hesitate to contact the practice, if you have any questions.